This item, popularly known as Martha Lloyd’s recipe book, is a handwritten book of recipes. It was compiled by Martha Lloyd, friend and sister in law, of Jane Austen.
Martha lived with the Austen women, first in Southampton, and then in their home at Chawton. She continued the book in Portsmouth, after she married Francis Austen, Jane’s brother.
She collected recipes from friends and family as well as using her own. As well as recipes for food it has cures for illnesses and directions for making items such as cold cream.
This book was featured on the BBC Antiques Road Show.
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