Punch,  27 (1854), 156.

A College of Real Cookery



Letter, Spoof


Domestic Economy, Gender, Education, Colleges

    Addressed 'To the Shade of Cobbett', announces the existence, in London, of a 'College of Domestic Economy [...] for the Instruction of Ladies, as well as of Female Servants'. Points out that pupils do not learn such scientific subjects as 'Geography, Astronomy, and the Use of Globes', but the 'Cooking of Victuals'. Thoroughly recommends the institution, not least because it fulfils Mr Punch's idea that 'every wife is, or ought to be the Servant of her husband'.

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