Author: fglover

A Recipe for Love

The modern world is obsessed with love. Dating, relationships, marriage and sex, are all topics of discussion and advice. Love is all over the media, from relationship advice columns to the latest romantic comedy in the cinema. As it turns out, contemporaries from the early modern period were obsessed with…

How much can recipes tell us about a family?

By Faye Glover Before The Digital Recipe Books Project I had always considered a recipe as just a set of instructions to make a food dish or a medical prescription. How naïve! I have now realised how recipes are invaluable primary sources to studying the domestic sphere in the early modern…