A Hastiness of Cooks : Cynthia D. Bertelsen

A Practical Handbook for Use in Deciphering the Mysteries of Historic Recipes and Cookbooks, For Living-History Reenactors, Historians, Writers, Chefs, Archaeologists, and, of Course, Cooks

A Hastiness of Cooks emphasizes the necessary steps in the process of recreating historic recipes for the modern table by:

  1. analyzing the subtext of historical cookbooks, regardless of their culinary patrimony and time period;
  2. deciphering archaic languages, such as Old English;
  3. choosing the correct equipment and ingredients;
  4. cooking with a wood fire on a hearth or three stones on the ground;
  5. researching historical accuracy with various print and online resources.

In other words, A Hastiness of Cooks offers a key to the kitchens of the past. And readers will discover just how vast their culinary repertoire can become.

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