As the BBC launch the demise of their online recipe website admin public outcry discover how the Web Archive is conserving the site forever.
And explore these fabulous historic cookbook collections:
- The British library has a learning site with excerpts from cookbooks from the middle ages to 1900
- The Women’s Library@LSE digital library has some books with fascinating recipes. The Queenlike closet by Hannah Wolley published in 1675 teaches sdome essential skills for gentlewomen – look out on pages 16 and 17 for how to make treacle water or snail water which is excellent for avoiding / treating consumption!