A History of Cookbooks

This innovative book demonstrates that cookbooks represent an interesting and important branch of nonfiction literature.

A History of Cookbooks

A History of Cookbooks provides a sweeping literary and historical overview of the cookbook genre, exploring its development as a 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.

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A History of Cookbooks
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Henry Notaker
Categories: Cooking
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-05 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

A History of Cookbooks provides a sweeping literary and historical overview of the cookbook genre, exploring its development as a 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
A History of Cookbooks
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Henry Notaker
Categories: Cookbooks
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

-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
Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Jessamyn Neuhaus
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-01 - Publisher: JHU Press

More than a history of the cookbook, Manly Meals and Mom's Home Cooking provides an absorbing and enlightening account of gender and food in modern America.
A Taste of Power
Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Katharina Vester
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-02 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"A Taste of Power is an investigation of the crucial role culinary texts and practices played in the making of cultural identities and social hierarchies since the founding of the United States. Nutritional advice and representations of food and eating, including cookbooks, literature, magazines, newspapers, still life paintings, television shows,
Table Lands
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Kara K. Keeling, Scott T. Pollard
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-15 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Food is a signifier of power for both adults and children, a sign of both inclusion and exclusion and of conformity and resistance. Many academic disciplines—from sociology to literary studies—have studied food and its function as a complex social discourse, and the wide variety of approaches to the topic provides