New Virtual Collection: “Digitized Cookbooks on the Getty Research Portal For Your Holiday Feasting”
From the Getty Library Blog:
The Getty Research Portal’s newest Virtual Collection, Cookbook Collection (Getty Research Institute), is available just in time for the holiday season!
The Virtual Collection includes more than 100 digitized cookbooks from the Anne Willan and Mark Cherniavsky Gastronomy Collection. Check out the Virtual Collection to find many holiday feasting delights!
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More From the Virtual Collection Description
The Getty Research Institute houses an array of works on food and historical cookbooks dating from the 15th to 20th centuries. The majority are part of the collection of world-renowned Cordon Bleu chef Anne Willan and her husband Mark Cherniavsky, which includes hundreds of rare books and prints primarily in English and French but also in Latin, Italian, and several other European languages. Within the library are some very early illustrated cookbooks, including Bartolomeo Scappi’s Opera (1570) which includes 27 engravings of Renaissance kitchens and culinary equipment. Many of the texts reveal the dining habits of royalty, including Le maître d’hôtel français (1823) containing menus for Tsar Nicholas I and King George IV, and several works by Queen Victoria’s chef Charles Elmé Francatelli. The collection also has a 15th-century edition of John Cassian’s rules for a monastic order and Hannah Glasse’s bestselling The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy (1747). This virtual collection will be added to over time.
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