Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management was published on December 25, 1861 in London by S.O. Beeton Publishing which
was owned by her husband, Samuel Beeton. She died only a few years later at the age of 28. This amazing tome of over 1,000
pages contained all of accumulated knowledge of household management. What is even more amazing is that it continues to have
valuable advise for Home Economics today. Of particular interest to this chapter in our website, is the description
of times that foods are in season and we will share an edited version of her recommendations taking into account that some
of these items aren't readily available or familiar to our world wide audience. The book is broken down by each month.
As you know, in order for fruits and vegetables to be available to us in the stores every day of the year, they are
grown in various places, picked green or forced to ripen and shipped. You also know that on those rare occasions that
you get something that was "home" grown and picked at the peak of ripeness, the taste is amazing.