The Cookbook Library

Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook

By Anne Willan; Mark Cherniavsky; Kyri Claflin
University of California Press, Hardcover, 9780520244009, 344pp.

Publication Date: April 2012

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Description
This gorgeously illustrated volume began as notes on the collection of cookbooks and culinary images gathered by renowned cookbook author Anne Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky. From the spiced sauces of medieval times to the massive roasts and ragouts of Louis XIV's court to elegant eighteenth-century chilled desserts, "The Cookbook Library" draws from renowned cookbook author Anne Willan's and her husband Mark Cherniavsky's antiquarian cookbook library to guide readers through four centuries of European and early American cuisine. As the authors taste their way through the centuries, describing how each cookbook reflects its time, Willan illuminates culinary crosscurrents among the cuisines of England, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain. A deeply personal labor of love, "The Cookbook Library" traces the history of the recipe and includes some of their favorites.



About the Author
ANNE WILLAN is one of the world's authorities on French cooking with more than fifty years of experience as a teacher, cookbook author and food columnist. She founded Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in 1975. Her most recent books are "The Cookbook Library: The Cooks, Writers and Recipes that Made the Modern Cookbook", with her husband, Mark Cherniavsky, which won the Jane Grigson Award for outstanding literary writing, and "The Country Cooking of France", which took two James Beard Foundation Book Awards. Willan was inducted into the James Beard Foundation's Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2013 for her body of work. She lives in Santa Monica, California and in France.
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