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Anne Willan, founder of La Varenne Cooking School, is the author of many cookbooks including the James Beard Award winner, The Country Cooking of France. Mark Cherniavsky has collected antiquarian cookbooks for more than fifty years. Kyri Claflin is coeditor of Writing Food History: A Global Perspective.

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"A wonderfully researched and beautifully illustrated work, "The Cookbook Library" is at once an engaging read and an invaluable resource for anyone passionate about food and food history." Los Angeles Times Book Review "A wonderfully researched and beautifully illustrated work ... an invaluable resource for anyone passionate about food and food history." -- Noelle Carter Los Angeles Times "A treat for food lovers, with rich illustrations to add a visual dimension to the description of Willan's colossal library." Times Literary Supplement (TLS) "For years or decades to come, this beautiful volume is going to be an indispensable resource for readers and researchers in love with the history of cookbooks... Belongs in any real cookbook lover's library." -- Anne Mendelson Zester Daily "The Cookbook Library is a treat for food lovers, with rich illustrations to add a visual dimension to the description of Willan's colossal library." -- William Sitwell Times Literary Supplement "Whether it was the medieval spice trade (when a pound of nutmeg was worth seven fat oxen) or the 16th-century sugar rush (coinciding with colonial expansion), Western history lies in these ancient recipes." -- Craig Laban, Inquirer Restaurant Critic Philadelphia Inquirer "If you really love cookbooks (or books in general) and you love history, this is a book you have to read." Los Angeles Times "Absorbing ragout of serious history, beautiful coffee-table book and practical kitchen guide." Scotsman "A wonderfully researched and beautifully illustrated work, "The Cookbook Library" is at once an engaging read and an invaluable resource for anyone passionate about food and food history." St Paul Pioneer-Press "An inspiring and informative read." Sante

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