A History of Cookbooks | Newberry

A History of Cookbooks

Led by Sarah Kernan. Four sessions, 2 - 4 pm.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Wednesdays, September 27 - October 18

2 - 4 pm

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $170

Regular Price (after September 1): $187

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Seminar Description

In this seminar, we will explore the exciting history of cookbooks in Europe from 1300 to 1900. Focusing on primary sources, we will discuss many aspects of the cookbook including the creation of the physical object; authors, readers, and cooks; ingredients and kitchen technologies; and the meal. Four sessions.

Sarah Peters Kernan, independent culinary historian, holds a PhD in medieval history from The Ohio State University.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this class.

First Reading:

  • Readings for the first session will be distributed digitally upon registration.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.