A Hastiness of Cooks: : A Practical Handbook for Use in Deciphering the Mysteries of Historic Recipes and Cookbooks, For Living-History Reen (Paperback)
Winner of Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards 2020, Best in Culinary History category for USA
"A remarkable volume littered with insight and a wealth of resources. Writing with warmth and wisdom, Bertelsen proves herself to be an excellent instructor." Publishers Weekly
"A Hastiness of Cooks" A Practical Handbook for Use in Deciphering the Mysteries of Historic Recipes and Cookbooks, For Living-History Reenactors, Historians, Writers, Chefs, Archaeologists, and, of Course, Cooks contains illustrated by Chicago artist Courtney Nzeribe.
Cynthia Bertelsen's 271-page book, "A Hastiness of Cooks" provides step-by-step instruction for the recreation of historic recipes and analysis of historic cookbooks and manuscripts to add authenticity to the daily dinner table or a Renaissance fair reenactment, as well as the banquet scene in a Tudor-age novel or an unusual scholarly paper.
With "A Hastiness of Cooks", Cynthia Bertelsen hands readers a key to a door that - once opened - leads into an unending garden of culinary delights, filled not with flowers, but rather the words and wisdom of cooks and writers and cultures long gone.