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Cookery book
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1. Introduction

Cookery books record cultural techniques for the making of food that may change through the course of history, and so permit insights into material culture, revealing what foodstuffs and methods of preparation were known at a particular time, and what was known about food. As media of household and management that recorded and codified in written form knowledge that had hitherto been passed …

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Thoms, Ulrike, “Cookery book”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022362>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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