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The Well-Kept Kitchen

The Well-Kept Kitchen (Paperback)

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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 would 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.

Food & DrinkGeneral cookery & recipes Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 07/04/2011 ISBN-13: 9780241950890  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Born in Nottingham in 1568, Gervase Markham was a prolific writer and poet. Like many other young men of his time, Markham took to a military career but after service in The Netherlands and Ireland, he turned to writing as a profession. In 1615, Markham published a handbook for housewives, which remains an important source of early 17th Century domestic life and contains instructions for the 'complete woman' in preparing meals to brewing beer, preventing plague and bad breath. Markham died in 1637 and is buried at St Giles's, Cripplegate, London.

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