Surely cookery should be regarded as a branch of liberal education.  In the highest family circles the wisdom of so treating it has been long recognised.  Among the poor the subject is practically ignored.  The position of matters is even worse than this.  Domestic servants, trained in habits of waste and extravagance, accustomed to deal with large joints and boundless stores, carry into the households of the working classes customs and methods of management incompatible with economy anywhere, and especially out of place among the poor.  The need  of instruction is cooking is intensified by these and other considerations.  Every girl should be inducted to the mystery of making the most of food, by preparing it for the table with the greatest skill and the least cost.  It is no figure of speech to say that the value of food may be multiplied by its being properly cooked and combined.  We cordially and warmly endorse the proposal that cookery shall be taught in board schools.  The subject is so important that it might well be substituted for one of the more recondite topics of public enlightenment. -- Lancet.