The Birth of the English Kitchen, 1600-1850 - Cultures of Early Modern Europe (Paperback)Sara Pennell (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 386 g
This in-depth history of the early modern English kitchen is long overdue. Historian Pennell (Univ. of Greenwich, UK) analyzes past histories of the kitchen and their weaknesses, then provides a definitive yet nuanced, multifaceted, technical/social/religious/material/spatial/gender history of the kitchen up to 1850. ... Pennell establishes the absolute importance of the kitchen to any household, whether elite or plebeian. The final chapter, "The Kitchen Displayed," examines the kitchen in historic houses today, suggesting ways to rethink those spaces and interconnect various disciplines that touch on the role of the kitchen--"the sensory realm of the pre-modern kitchen should not just be left to baking smells."... A welcome addition for public historians and early modern English historians, as well as those merely interested in kitchens. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. * CHOICE *
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