History of Cookery Books

Weekend course: -
Cookery books

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Explore the history of cookery books from the 18th century to the present day

Course dates: Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 May 10.30 – 17.00

Cookery books are an essential part of social history. By reading them we discover who was writing and cooking, and for whom. We can learn about writers’ kitchens, equipment, cooking methods, and how these changed over time. The availability and discovery of ingredients tells us a lot about trade, the growth of empire and the expansion of the known world. 

During this weekend course you will encounter historical cookery books and learn about the earliest master chefs and their cooking methods. We’ll discover the 18th century books written by women for women, and discuss the boom of cookery books in the 20th century and today. Led by renowned food author, Jill Norman, this course will also provide some tips for aspiring food writers.

Food Season supported by KitchenAid



Name: History of Cookery Books
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £145.00
Member: £145.00
Senior 60+: £130.00
Student: £110.00
Registered Unemployed: £110.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546