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Preserving on Paper : Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen's Receipt Books (Paperback) (Kristine Kowalchuk)

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Apricot wine and stewed calf’s head, melancholy medicine and "ointment of roses."

Welcome to the cookbook Shakespeare would have recognized. Preserving on Paper is a critical edition of three seventeenth-century receipt books–handwritten manuals that included a combination of culinary recipes, medical remedies, and household tips which documented the work of women at home. Kristine Kowalchuk argues that receipt books served as a form of folk writing, where knowledge was shared and passed between generations. These texts played an important role in the history of women’s writing and literacy and contributed greatly to issues of authorship, authority, and book history. Kowalchuk’s revelatory interdisciplinary study offers unique insights into early modern women’s writings and the original sharing economy.

Number of Pages: 374
Genre: Literary Criticism, Cooking + Food + Wine, History
Series Title: Studies in Book and Print Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
Author: Kristine Kowalchuk
Language: English
Street Date: June 19, 2017
TCIN: 51966611
UPC: 9781487520038
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-5523
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