Seventeenth-Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of Elizabeth Talbot Grey and Aletheia Talbot Howard: Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Series III, Part Three, Volume 3, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Seventeenth-Century English Recipe Books: Cooking, Physic and Chirurgery in the Works of Elizabeth Talbot Grey and Aletheia Talbot Howard

Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women: Series III, Part Three, Volume 3, 1st Edition

Edited by Elizabeth Spiller

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Recipe books are a key part of food history; they register the ideals and practices of domestic work, physical health and sustenance and they are at the heart of material culture as it was experienced by early modern Englishwomen. In a world in which daily sustenance and physical health were primarily women's responsibilities, women were central to these texts that record what was both a traditional art and new science. The texts reprinted in these two volumes allow readers to reconstruct the history of recipes, both medical and culinary, from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century, and situate that history within the larger scientific and intellectual practices of the period.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface by the General Editors; Introductory note; Elizabeth Talbot Grey, Countess of Kent (probable author): A choice manual of rare and select secrets in physick and chyrurgery: collected and practised by the Right Honourable the Countesse of Kent, late deceased (1653). Aletheia Talbot, Countess of Arundel (probable author): Natura Extenterata, or Nature Unbowelled by the most exquisite anatomizers of her. Wherein are contained, her choicest secrets digested into receipts, fitted for the cure of all sorts of infirmities, whether internal or external, acute or chronical, that are incident to the body of man (1655).

About the Editor

Elizabeth Spiller, is based in the Department of English, at Florida State University, USA.

About the Series

The Early Modern Englishwoman: A Facsimile Library of Essential Works Series III, Part Three

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General