How to Cook Husbands
"How to Cook Husbands" is Elizabeth Strong Worthington's salty advice on marital relations from the year 1898. "It is a good cook that makes an ... Show synopsis "How to Cook Husbands" is Elizabeth Strong Worthington's salty advice on marital relations from the year 1898. "It is a good cook that makes an appetizing dish out of poor material," she writes, and the idea here is to concoct a "delicious husband out of little or nothing." The recipe goes like this: (1) Take one headstrong woman of 34, Miss Constance Leigh. (2) Stir in two suitors -- the handsome bounder, Mr. Chance, and the proper and practical Mr. Gregory. (3) Pepper with Miss Leigh's kitchen wisdom applied to courtship and marriage. Don't stew a man, don't grill him, or jab him to see if he's tender, that is, but add plenty of sugar. And if he turns out tough, anyway, "open the kitchen door, and heave him in the ash barrel." The question is which entree Miss Leigh will choose for her own main course, and what she'll make of her husband in this comic romance that gives a new meaning to home, home on the range.