Seventeenth-Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of Elizabeth Talbot Grey and Aletheia Talbot Howard: Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Series III, Part Three, Volume 3

1st Edition

Elizabeth Spiller

Routledge
Published September 5, 2008
Reference - 752 Pages
ISBN 9780754651963 - CAT# Y234211
Series: The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works Series III, Part Three

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Summary

Recipe books are a key part of food history; they register the ideals and practices of domestic work, physical health and sustenance and they are at the heart of material culture as it was experienced by early modern Englishwomen. In a world in which daily sustenance and physical health were primarily women's responsibilities, women were central to these texts that record what was both a traditional art and new science. The texts reprinted in these two volumes allow readers to reconstruct the history of recipes, both medical and culinary, from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, and situate that history within the larger scientific and intellectual practices of the period.

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