A snapshot of how cookery books have been created, used and collected through history and their relationship with wider culture.
This is a live online event. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access.
Curators from three different libraries pick out a small selection of varied cookery books from their collections. From Bartolomeo Scappi’s Opera dell'arte del cucinare (1570) to Catherine Buckton’s Food and Home Cookery (1890) and Len Deighton’s Action Cook Book (1965), this online event will take a snapshot look at how cookery books have been created, used and collected through history and their relationship with wider culture.
The curators featured are from the British Library, which has one of its two sites in Boston Spa, West Yorkshire, Leeds Libraries and Special Collections at the University of Leeds. This event has been brought together as part of #CollectionsUnited and the British Library Food Season.
Food and Home Cookery 1890 © Leeds Libraries
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