The Glasgow Cookery Book

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The Glasgow Cookery Book

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Culture in a cookery book

story by Claudia Abbott

At a first glance, a cookbook is a rather unremarkable thing with a sole, practical purpose: a collection of recipes, and not much more. Yet, it can in fact be somewhat of a tome that can help uncover much about the cultural and social contexts of the people that created it and used it. This story will do exactly that for the case of the Glasgow Cookery Book.

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