The Cookbook Club: 17th-century England
Each month a significant cookbook will be chosen for discussion and hands-on cooking.
In April, it's The Gentlewomans Companion: A Guide to the Female Sex by Hannah Woolley, 1675. Woolley is said to have been the first professional female cookbook writer, the first woman to earn her living by the pen, and the first woman to include her portrait in a cookbook. Her publications were so popular they went to several editions.
Alongside recipes for roasts and stews, Woolley gave advice on how to run a household, tips on child rearing, rules of domestic conduct, table manners, cosmetics and perfumery, the etiquette of letter writing, reading and education, and Pleasant Discourses and Witty Dialogues between gentlemen and ladies (securing a good husband was a must during the Restoration period; if you didnt know how to preserve fruit or cure constipation, chances of finding one were slim.)
Join Maite to discuss this cookbook and prepare a 6-course meal adapted from its recipes.
Refunds require 5-day cancellation notification.
Maite Gomez-Rejon has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art and the J. Paul Museum; and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007, Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction, which she teaches at museums across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine and interviewed on NPRs Splendid Table. She is a contributor to Life & Thyme, The Huffington Post, and other publications.
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