[Sca-cooks] Searching for a cookbook

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Feb 3 03:33:42 PST 2012

Yeah that is a confusing one. This is how I have described it.

"Seven Centuries of English Cooking has a confusing publishing history  
with editions of the same book appearing under differing titles by  
various publishers in both the U.K. and U.S. and with different  
editors or authors credited.

The title: Seven Centuries of English Cooking by Maxime McKendry [de  
La Falaise] and edited by Arabella Boxer was released in 1973 by 3  
different publishers. It was also released as Seven Hundred Years of  
English Cooking in the U.K. in 1973 and in 1983 in the U.S.

It was also released as The Seven Centuries Cookbook: from Richard II  
to Elizabeth II by Maxime McKendry, New York: McGraw-Hill in 1973.  
(This one was widely remaindered and ended up in several SCA  
collections because it was cheap.)

Barnes & Noble released it as a hardcover in 1992 as Seven Centuries  
of English Cooking. Grove Press also released it in paperback as Seven  
Centuries of English Cooking: A Collection of Recipes by Maxime de la  
Falaise in 1992; that remains the current and most accessible  
edition." from my bibliography

Amazon has the Grove Press; 1st Grove Press Evergreen ed edition  
(January 21, 1994) listed as available this am.


On Feb 3, 2012, at 1:06 AM, charding at nwlink.com wrote:

> Thank you - now I can sleep!  it was
> Seven Centuries of English Cooking: A Collection of Recipes.

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