The Cookbook Library

The Cookbook Library

Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook

Book - 2012
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This gorgeously illustrated volume began as notes on the collection of cookbooks and culinary images gathered by renowned cookbook author Anne Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. From the spiced sauces of medieval times to the massive roasts and ragoûts of Louis XIV's court to elegant eighteenth-century chilled desserts, The Cookbook Library draws from renowned cookbook author Anne Willan's and her husband Mark Cherniavsky's antiquarian cookbook library to guide readers through four centuries of European and early American cuisine. As the authors taste their way through the centuries, describing how each cookbook reflects its time, Willan illuminates culinary crosscurrents among the cuisines of England, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. A deeply personal labor of love, The Cookbook Library traces the history of the recipe and includes some of their favorites.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780520244009
Branch Call Number: 641.509 WILLAN
Characteristics: xii, 328 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cherniavsky, Mark 1937-
Claflin, Kyri


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Jul 28, 2012

I'm a longtime fan of Anne Willan. She is very knowledgeable & writes well.

Lots of culinary history information is in this book, in addition to wonderful, appealing recipes.


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