The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy
London: A. Millar, 1763.
Eighth edition. Hardcover (rebound in cloth). Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000160
Rebound in modern red cloth. Light foxing, finger soiling, a few mild creases internally, title page a little loose - a nice, clean copy overall. Facsimile signature of Glasse on page one. vi, (24), 384, (24)pp. Cagle 702, Vicaire 414.
Eighth edition of perhaps the most influential of all English 18th century cookbooks. Though her advances were partly fictitious, and her cookbooks were heavily plagiarized from Eliza Smith and, especially, The Whole Duty of a Woman (1737), she was responsible for the first English curry recipe "To make a currey the Indian way" and an early recipe for raspberry ice cream, one of the earliest in an English cookbook, only predated by one in Bailey's Dictionarium Domesticum (1736). She also advanced the simplicity and economy of English cooking - even if sometimes just to run down French cooking techniques (e.g. her chapter devoted to ridiculing the extravagance of French sauces). Size: 8vo (octavo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: CAT000160.