Thursday, October 05, 2006

Cooking the Books


'Tacuinum Sanitatis' Northern Italy (late 14th century)



'Tacuinum Sanitatis' Northern Italy (late 14th century)



L'oignon Platearius, 'Le Livre des Simples Médecines' 1480



'Le Repas Amoureux' In: Boccaccio's 'The Decameron' 1432



'Les étuves' In: 'Le livre de Valère Maxime' 15th century
[I'm obviously going to the wrong restaurants]



Curtius Rufus : 'Geschichte Alexander des Großen'
(History of Alexander the Great) 1465-1475 [Detail]



Curtius Rufus : 'Geschichte Alexander des Großen'
(History of Alexander the Great) 1465-1475 [Detail]



'Le Service' In: 'Histoire de Renaud de Montauban' 1470



'Repas de noce' 'Histoire de Renaud de Montauban' 1470 BNF



'La Marchande de Lait' (Milkmaid) - Cries of Paris 1500



'Le Vin en Tonneau' In: 'Heures à l'Usage de Tours' 1500



Tafelaufsatz aus einem Skizzenbuch
- sketch of table decoration from c. 16th century.



Rumpolt Marx - Kochbuch (cookbook) 1600



Rumpolt Marx - Kochbuch (cookbook) 1600



'The Accomplished Ladies Rich Closet of
Rarities; or, The Ingenious Gentlewoman
and Servant-Maids Delightful Companion' 1696



Apicius - 'De Opsoniis et Condimentis' 1709



Conrad Hagger - 'Neues Saltzburgisches Koch-Buch'
(New Saltzburg Cookbook) 1718



Conrad Hagger - 'Neues Saltzburgisches Koch-Buch'
(New Saltzburg Cookbook) 1718



Maria Eliza Rundell - 'A New System Of Domestic Cookery, Formed Upon Principles Of Economy, And Adapted To The Use Of Private Families. By A Lady.' 1807



Frederick Accum - 'Culinary Chemistry' 1821



Isabella Beeton - 'Beeton's Book of Household Management' 1861


These essentially random images were variously obtained from:
A few other sites of interest, but by no means exhaustive...

Update - I forgot to include this: a thoroughly fascinating site - The Food Timeline. Definitely worth perusing.

1 comment:

marmowitz said...

Still loving your blog!

The website popcultmag.com has a bizarre tour through a mysterious Soviet-era cookbook. Some of the dishes look pretty strange:

http://www.popcultmag.com/oddglimpses/international/sovietfood/splashpage.html

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