Elizabeth 'Eliza' Acton (April 17, 1799 - February 13, 1859) was an English cook who produced one of the country's first cookbooks aimed at the domestic reader, Modern Cookery for Private Families. In this book she introduced the now-universal practice of listing the ingredients at the beginning of each recipe. It long survived her, remaining in print until 1914.
Acton was also a romantic poet.
- Poems (Ipswich, 1826) -- text here
- Modern Cookery for Private Families (London, 1845)
- The English Bread Book (1857)
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