[Sca-cooks] Cookbook review

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Nov 12 12:47:39 PST 2007

Bober is quite old by this time. The hardback appeared in 1999.
The University of Chicago Press has included it in their most recent sales
catalog so it's really cheap by this point. I thought that it was 
and quite decent on the classical and ancient sections
but that it ended too soon.  FRom the UC Press website:
List of illustrations
1. Prehistory
2. Ancient Egypt
3. Mesopotamia
4. The Hellenic Experience
5. Hellenistic Transformations
6. Ancient Rome
7. Early Middle Ages
8. Late Gothic International Style
Appendix: Menus and Recipes

So it's just getting into the Gothic as it quits. I have heard that 
there were plans
to publish a second volume that would have covered the Renaissance, but 
sadly Bober passed away.
It's never been published.


Jane Boyko wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I haven't been paying much attention lately so if the following book has 
> come up for discussion please forgive me.
> Has anyone a copy of this book "Art, Culture and Cuisine:  Ancient and 
> Medieval Gastronomy by Phyllis Pray Bober" ?
> If so can you tell me what you think of it as a serious resource?
> Many thanks
> Marina*//*

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