[Sca-cooks] 14th century catalan?
t.d.decker at att.net
Sat Jun 12 05:35:22 PDT 2010
> <<< That's helpful. So maybe more a gastronomy work than cookery???
> Johnnae >>>
> Huh? What's the difference between "gastronomy" and "cookery"?
> The first is about food and food items and the later is about food
> recipes? But are recipes required for something to be a cookbook?
Gastronomy - the art or science of good eating or a style of cooking (i.e.
the gastronomy of Spain).
Cookery - the art or science of preparing food.
Recipes might be included with either work, but are not necessary for either
type of work. Modernly, we tend to expect a cookbook to be a recipe
collection with additional technical information.
The imprecision of all this is why I tend to distinguish between culinary
history and historical cooking, which more precisely describe aspects of my
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