Anne Willan traces the evolution of cookbooks from the 15th century onward, looking at chefs’ practices, recipe writing, and all manner of food culture. I spent several days poring over Willan and Cherniavsky’s extensive library, choosing examples to show in this book. It was heaven to hunt through hundreds of rare and beautiful volumes. 

The Cookbook Library: Four Centuries of the Cooks, Writers, and Recipes That Made the Modern Cookbook 8 x 10.75" casebound