Sitwell has removed one of the sources of pleasure we get from cookbooks, which is the illusion that we are actually going to make every recipe we fancy the look of. But being asked to read recipes for their own sake, rather than with a view to cooking, gives a clearer sense of how they stimulate our imaginations. The vast majority of the recipes we read are hypothetical.
-Bee Wilson, The New Yorker
Read A History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell.
1) Read A History of Food in 100 Recipes by William Sitwell.
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