Cookbook : a new scholarly view
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by Donna BrienDonna Brien, A Wessell
Introduction to MC journal special issue on the theme of 'cookbook'. In proposing this topic we, therefore, set out to explore the multifarious meanings of cooking literature in contemporary society. Areas of investigation include: writing, editing, and publishing cookbooks; celebrity chefs and their cookbooks; and, cookbooks and the media more generally whether this be in relation to print, or television, blogs, and new, and social media. This brings up issues of the process of production—what we could call “the art” of cookbook making—how they are written, illustrated, and designed—and the creative careers of these makers. Cookbooks are also central to food heritage and national cultural history.