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  • [+] More Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Gourmets, Drunks & a (Short) History of Cookery Books 


    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Gourmets, Drunks & a (Short) History of Cookery Books
    Published since 09 Oct 2014

    Tavistock Books’ recent acquisitions contain a large focus on Cookery titles. Not only have we recently had in stock the cookbook with the 1st English Language recipe for tacos, but also The Cook’s Oracle, the first cookery book published out of Stockton, California (a more exciting purchase than you might think, which generated enthusiasm from around the country). The influx of interest in the food genre persuaded us to write this short, slightly perverse and tongue-in-cheek history of Cookery Books.

  • [+] More Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Dining Revolutionary Style 


    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Dining Revolutionary Style
    Published since 29 Aug 2013
    On July 4, we traditionally celebrate Independence with fireworks and barbecues. But General Washington and his troops certainly didn’t have grilled chicken or barbecue ribs. Soldiers of the colonial era were lucky to receive basic rations, and inadequate nutrition was a significant concern for commanders on both sides of the Revolutionary War.
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