Seventeenth-Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of W.M. and Queen Henrietta Maria, and of Mary Tillinghast : Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Hardback
Edited by Elizabeth Spiller
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/09/2008
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9780754651956