[Sca-cooks] Wanted: Italian cookbook ... Pisanelli

emilio szabo emilio_szabo at yahoo.it
Tue Jan 12 09:54:06 PST 2010

The book of Pisanelli is online in a 1586 edition on the slow-issimo server of the Oerobro collection:



The Della natura de cibi is described here:

"This sixteenth century work is among the earliest of the cookery and  
gastronomy books in the Seagram Library.

Baldassar Pisanelli practised medicine in Bologna and became famous as  
result of the publication of this book. In it he describes the natural  
history, the usages, the qualities of fruits, liqueurs, meats, game,  
fish, milk, cheese, etc., and under what conditions the food and  
drinks should be used.

On each page two foods are described, with sub-headings in italics in  
the margin, and the natural history of these on the opposite page.  >>
Shown here are descriptions of lvpoli and carrots."


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