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The Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience in Antwerp received a rare 17th-century handwritten cookbook as a gift from her friends association. On the website of the Heritage Library you can find the digital version of the book in pdf format.
Cookbooks from that period are extremely rare. From the seventeenth century only a dozen culinary manuscripts have survived in […]

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A third complete copy of the first edition of the Koocboec oft Familieren Keukenboec van Antonius Magirus from 1612 was discovered in a Belgian private collection.
The discovery was made by Etienne Coudeville, jury president of the Silver Ladle , an annual culinary competition organized in cooperation with the West Flemish edition of the local newspaper […]

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On Thursday 5 June I gave a presentation on ‘L’Histoire des livres de recettes en Flandre à l’époque moderne’ during the conference ‘Plateau Gourmand’ in the Musée Municipal d’Hazebrouck in France. The ‘Plateau Gourmand’ conference is part of the exposition ‘Gourmandise’ which takes place from 4 April until 6 Juli in the Musée Départemental de […]

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In 1984 I wrote an article on Flemish cookery books from 1500-1800 for the now defunct French language monthly Belgia2000. The electronic version of that article is printed below. The full reference is:
HILDE SELS “Les livres de cuisine flamands des temps modernes” in: Belgia2000. Toute l’histoire de Belgique. Décembre 1984, no. 13, pp. 34-42.
P. 34
Le […]

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