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Author Willan, Anne, author.

Title Women in the kitchen : twelve essential cookbook writers who defined the way we eat, from 1661 to today / Anne Willan.

Publication Info. New York : Scribner, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  641.5092 WIL    ON HOLDSHELF
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  641.5092 WIL    AVAILABLE
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Description ix, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes recipes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-290) and index.
Contents Hannah Wooley 1622-1675 -- Hannah Glasse 1708-1770 -- Amelia Simmons (dates unknown) -- Maria Rundell 1745-1828 -- Lydia Child 1802-1880 -- Sarah Rutledge 1782-1855 -- Fannie Farmer 1857-1915 -- Irma Rombauer 1877-1962 -- Julia Child 1912-2004 -- Edna Lewis 1916-2006 -- Marcella Hazan 1924-2013 -- Alice Waters 1944- -- Epilogue: Where we go from here.
Summary "Anne Willan, multi-award-winning culinary historian, cookbook writer, cooking teacher, and founder of La Varenne Cooking School in Paris, explores the lives and work of women cookbook authors whose important books have defined cooking over the past three hundred years. Beginning with the first published cookbook by Hannah Woolley in 1661, up to Alice Waters today, these women, and books, created the canon of the American table. Focusing on the figures behind the recipes, Women in the Kitchen traces the development of American home cooking from the first, early colonial days to transformative cookbooks by Fannie Farmer, Irma Rombauer, Julia Child, Edna Lewis, and Marcella Hazan. Willan offers a short biography of each influential woman, including her background, and a description of the seminal books she authored. These women inspired one another, and in part owe their places in cooking history to those who came before them. Featuring fifty original recipes, as well as updated versions Willan has tested and modernized for the contemporary kitchen, this engaging narrative seamlessly moves through history to help readers understand how female cookbook authors have shaped American cooking today" --Amazon.
Subject Women food writers -- United States -- History.
Women food writers -- Great Britain -- History.
Cooking, American -- History.
Cooking, British -- History.
Cooking, American.
Cooking, British.
Cookbooks -- History.
Formulas, recipes, etc. -- History.
Cooking, American. (OCoLC)fst01753224
Women food writers. (OCoLC)fst01177691
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biographies.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title 12 essential cookbook writers who defined the way we eat, from 1661 to today
ISBN 9781501173318 (hardback)
1501173316 (hardback)

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