Preserving on Paper: Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen's


Preserving on Paper: Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen's Receipt Books Apricot wine and stewed calf s head melancholy medicine and ointment of roses Welcome to the cookbook Shakespeare would have recognized Preserving on Paper is a critical edition of three seventeenth century receipt books handwritten manuals that included a combination of culinary recipes medical remedies and household tips which documented the work of women at home Kristine Kowalchuk argues that receipt books served as a form of folk writing where knowledge was shared and passed between generations These texts played an important role in the history of women s writing and literacy and contributed greatly to issues of authorship authority and book history Kowalchuk s revelatory interdisciplinary study offers uniue insights into early modern women s writings and the original sharing economyKristine Kowalchuk is an instructor of critical reading and writing at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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