"If she can neither bake nor brew; if she be ignorant of the nature of flour, yeast, malt and hops, what is she good for?" -Cobbett, Cottage Economy, p.60
What indeed! This quote gives me no end of amusement. However I shall endeavor on this page to offer some tips and instructions pertaining to the baking of bread and brewing of beer, which are not nearly as challenging as one might think.