Domestic Knowledge

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Domestic Knowledge

Manuscript recipe books offer invaluable glimpses into early modern society, encompassing cookery, health remedies, household goods, and more. They illuminate gender roles, women's networks, domestic labor, healing practices, and the effects of imperialism on daily life. The Domestic Knowledge project from Wake Forest University aims to expand access to select recipe books from the Wellcome Library. This initiative includes transcriptions, recipe recreations, and research essays from Wake Forest University students under Professor Stephanie Koscak's guidance. Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this public history endeavor sheds light on women's history in early modern Europe.

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English Recipe Book, early 18th century MS.7746

English Recipe Book, early 18th century MS.7746

Collection of medical and cookery receipts in a variety of early 18th-century hands. Second quarter, 18th century. Among the authorities named are 'Dr Lowr' [Richard Lower, 1631-1691] (f. 1r.), 'Mrs Stoan the midwife' [Sarah Holmes Stone, fl. 1702-37] (f.2v.), and 'Dr Colbach' [Sir John...

88 pages: 48% complete (24% indexed, 99% transcribed, 50% needs review). Metadata completed.
Recipe Book Fragment, Eighteenth Century | ZSR Library

Recipe Book Fragment, Eighteenth Century | ZSR Library

Fragment of an 18th Century Recipe Book, acquired by ZSR Library at Wake Forest University in 2022.

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4 pages: 75% complete (0% indexed, 100% transcribed, 25% needs review). No metadata.
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