Learning to cook in early modern England

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Where do recipes fit into historical understanding of pedagogical processes around food? Various scholars (including myself) have speculated about the compilation of manuscript recipe collections as part of a domestically-located education for young girls and teens prior to marriage. Some seventeenth-century English printed recipe collections also speak explicitly of who they are intending to educate in the ‘art and mystery’ of cookery (and, in William Rabisha’s case, who not: those without any culinary aptitude, for one).

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The Jewish Mama’s Kitchen: Authentic Homestyle Recipes

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Presented with archival photographs on facsimile notebook pages, this book brings culinary traditions and glimpses of the old world into today’s home kitchen. 50 recipes include mouth-watering creations like Honey Roast …

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