My wife came into an odd book by this title, self-published in 1888 and filled with weird recipes for cocktails mixed in 10-gallon quantities, household hints, rules of thumb, home remedies, etc. It uses units of measure and ingredients that are obscure or obsolete today, has some laughably bad medicine, and is a view into a different world in general. I'm blogging a couple of entries from it every day.
I am cycling from San Diego CA to St. Augustine FL, starting Sept 18. I'll be writing about the experience en route through the nü-media smorgasbord of flickr, twitter, and a blog (theme of my own design, not quite ready for prime time). The route I'll be taking is known as the Southern Tier. This is a self-supported tour. I'll be camping along the way, staying in homes when possible, and hotels when necessary.