Vinegar may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you need to get rid of a stubborn wine stain or soothe a tickly cough, but this ancient cupboard staple is regaining its rightful place as a cheap, versatile and environmentally friendly solution to many household tasks. This invaluable book has sections on how to use vinegar in the laundry, DIY, gardening, health and beauty, pet care and of course in the kitchen. Hundreds of hints, tips, advice and recipes are provided in a clear, accessible style. Attractively illustrated, this brilliant little book is a visual treat as well as an invaluable practical aid.
Maria Costantino was born in Chicago, Illinois and has written such titles as "Household Hints" and "Vinegar: The Complete Practical Handbook", as well as "The Handbook: Household Hints & Tips", "DIY Encyclopedia", "First Aid Pocket Guide" and many other books on food, drink, art, design and fashion. She teaches Historical, Critical and Theoretical Studies at several universities and colleges in England, and now lives by the sea in Sussex.
Gina Steer was a cookery editor, writer and broadcaster of many years’ experience. She wrote and contributed to a wide range of cookbooks and publications for many different publishers, including the Simple Cookery, Let’s Cook and Quick and Simple cookery series for Flame Tree.