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History of Cookbooks : From Kitchen to Page over Seven Centuries - by Henry Notaker (Hardcover)

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"A History of Cookbooks provides a literary and historical overview of the cookbook genre, exploring its development as an important part of food culture beginning in the Late Middle Ages. Studying cookbooks from various Western cultures and languages, Henry Notaker traces the transformation of recipes from brief notes with ingredients into detailed recipes with a specific structure, grammar, and vocabulary. In addition, he reveals that cookbooks go far beyond offering recipes: they tell us a great deal about nutrition, morals, manners, history, and menus while often providing entertaining reflections and commentaries. This innovative book demonstrates that cookbooks represent an interesting and important branch of nonfiction literature."--Provided by publisher.
Number of Pages: 384
Genre: Cooking + Food + Wine, Literary Criticism
Series Title: California Studies in Food and Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Author: Henry Notaker
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2017
TCIN: 52834483
UPC: 9780520294004
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-6212
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