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Published Recipe Books (1550-1800)

Dr Sara Pennell, Department of Humanities, has co-edited Reading and Writing Recipe Books 1550-1800 with Michelle DiMeo, published last August by Manchester University Press. The book is the first to survey the wide range of approaches to recipes as texts across disciplines as varied as historical linguistics, archaeology and the histories of medicine and health.

Posted: 18 December 2013

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Reading and Writing Recipe Books, 1550-1800 (Manchester University Press, August 2013), co-edited by the Department of Humanities’ Sara Pennell, and Michelle DiMeo, is the first work to survey the wide range of approaches to recipes as texts across disciplines as varied as historical linguistics, archaeology and the histories of medicine and health.

Within the volume, Dr Pennell has co-authored an introduction exploring the place of recipe collections in histories of food, medicine, literature and domestic and political cultures, and contributed her own essay on Georgian recipe collecting and publishing, building on her existing publications on recipes as a key form of domestic knowledge in the early modern household.

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