A Visual History of Cookery provides a comprehensive documentation of the history of cooking through a stunning graphic account of its presentation. The book covers this diverse and fascinating history, discussing its origins through images from Ancient Egypt, Roman and Medieval times, documenting its evolution through famous cooking personalities such as Fanny Craddock and Graham Kerr's The Galloping Gourmet, to the twenty-first century's culinary renaissance in celebrity chefs. The book also offers a regional and cultural discussion of cookery that is global in scope, assessing the role of food and cookery across a range of different societies.
A Visual History of Cookery draws on a variety of exciting and remarkable images, from drawings and paintings to posters and photography--an extraordinary visual catalogue that explores the history and complexity of cookery in all its aspects. The book provides a detailed visual account of the many aspects of cooking, drawing on a versatile and eclectic range of concepts and texts such as "Service a la Française", and Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book. Inspiring and exploratory, A Visual History of Cookery is a beautiful and engaging book sure to whet the appetite of food and cookery fans alike.