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The Resource Recipes for thought : knowledge and taste in the early modern English kitchen, Wendy Wall

Recipes for thought : knowledge and taste in the early modern English kitchen, Wendy Wall

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Recipes for thought : knowledge and taste in the early modern English kitchen
Title
Recipes for thought
Title remainder
knowledge and taste in the early modern English kitchen
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Wall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For a significant part of the early modern period, England was the most active site of recipe publication in Europe and the only country in which recipes were explicitly addressed to housewives. Recipes for Thought analyzes, for the first time, the full range of English manuscript and printed recipe collections produced over the course of two centuries. Recipes reveal much more than the history of puddings and pies: they expose the unexpectedly therapeutic, literate, and experimental culture of the English kitchen. Wendy Wall explores ways that recipe writing--like poetry and artisanal culture--wrestled with the physical and metaphysical puzzles at the center of both traditional humanistic and emerging "scientific" cultures. Drawing on the works of Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, and others to interpret a reputedly "unlearned" form of literature, she demonstrates that people from across the social spectrum concocted poetic exercises of wit, experimented with unusual and sometimes edible forms of literacy, and tested theories of knowledge as they wrote about healing and baking. Recipe exchange, we discover, invited early modern housewives to contemplate the complex components of being a Renaissance "maker" and thus to reflect on lofty concepts such as figuration, natural philosophy, national identity, status, mortality, memory, epistemology, truth-telling, and matter itself. Kitchen work, recipes tell us, engaged vital creative and intellectual labors."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wall, Wendy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Material Texts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food writing
  • Food writing
  • Cooking, English
  • Cooking, English
  • Formulas, recipes, etc
  • Formulas, recipes, etc
  • Medicine
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Renaissance
  • Diet
  • Food
  • Cooking
  • Cookbooks as Topic
  • England
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Cooking, English
  • Food writing
  • Formulas, recipes, etc
  • Knowledge, Sociology of
  • Medicine
  • Renaissance
  • England
Label
Recipes for thought : knowledge and taste in the early modern English kitchen, Wendy Wall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : the appetizer -- Introduction : the order of serving -- Taste acts -- Pleasure : kitchen conceits in print -- Literacies : handwriting and handiwork -- Temporalities : preservation, seasoning, and memorialization -- Knowledge : recipes and experimental cultures -- Coda
Control code
ocn927965546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291957
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 848054
  • 22573/ctt1894mqc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927965546
Label
Recipes for thought : knowledge and taste in the early modern English kitchen, Wendy Wall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface : the appetizer -- Introduction : the order of serving -- Taste acts -- Pleasure : kitchen conceits in print -- Literacies : handwriting and handiwork -- Temporalities : preservation, seasoning, and memorialization -- Knowledge : recipes and experimental cultures -- Coda
Control code
ocn927965546
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291957
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 848054
  • 22573/ctt1894mqc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)927965546

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