The Well-Kept Kitchen

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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).

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imed at middle-class women who 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.

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Author Gervase Markham
Publisher Penguin Books
Page Count 160pp
Publication Size 4.5 x 7
Publication Notes softcover
Publication Date October 25, 2011
ISBN 978-0241956410

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