A History of Cookbooks: From Kitchen to Page over Seven by Henry Notaker

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By Henry Notaker

A historical past of Cookbooks presents a sweeping literary and historic evaluate of the cookbook style, exploring its improvement as part of nutrition tradition starting within the overdue center a long time. learning cookbooks from numerous Western cultures and languages, Henry Notaker strains the transformation of recipes from short notes with parts into specific recipes with a particular constitution, grammar, and vocabulary. furthermore, he finds that cookbooks move a long way past delivering recipes: they let us know very much approximately food, morals, manners, historical past, and menus whereas frequently delivering wonderful reflections and commentaries. This cutting edge e-book demonstrates that cookbooks signify an engaging and significant department of nonfiction literature.

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