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The Well-Kept Kitchen

Great Food

Gervase Markham - Author

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ISBN 9780241956410 | 160 pages | 25 Oct 2011 | Penguin | 4.48 x 7.04in | 18 - AND UP
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In 1615 the poet and writer Gervase Markham published an extraordinary handbook for housewives, containing advice on everything from planting herbs to brewing beer, feeding animals to distilling perfume, with recipes for a variety of dishes such as trifle, pancakes and salads (not to mention some amusingly tart words on how the ideal wife should behave). Aimed at middle-class women who share in household tasks with their servants in the kitchen, this companionable and opinionated book offers a richly enjoyable glimpse of the way we lived, worked and ate 400 years ago.




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