[Sca-cooks] New Castelvetro

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat Aug 29 14:31:06 PDT 2009

The full write up is at Prospect Books UK

"This is a new edition of a classic of early 17th-century food writing. 
The book was written by the Italian refugee, educator and humanist 
Giacomo Castelvetro who had been saved from the clutches of the 
Inquisition in Venice by the English ambassador, Sir Dudley Carleton in 
1611. .... Gillian Riley’s translation of this hitherto unpublished 
document has been recognised as being fluent, entertaining and accurate 
from its first appearance in 1989."

This edition is printed in two colours, has a graceful typography (using 
the Galliard typeface) and generous layout, and is equipped with a 
knowledgeable and informative introduction by the translator.

We'll have to get a copy I guess to see if it varies from the 1989 one.


David Walddon wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is new information in the new edition of the
> below? 
>   The Fruit, Herbs & Vegetables of Italy (1614)by Giacomo Castelvetro,
> edited and translated by Gillian Riley
> Eduardo
> _______________________________________________

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