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The art of cookery. Containing above six hundred and fifty of the most approv'd receipts

By THACKER, JOHN

subjects: cookery, recipes,

  • 1. The art of cookery. Containing above six hundred and fifty of the most approv'd receipts . . . Also, a bill of fare for every month in the year, with an alphabetical index to the whole. etc.
    Newcastle upon Tyne: printed by Thompson and Company   1758
    21 cm.   322 p.  
    GB:   LBL   LeU(B)*   NPL  
    US:   DCLC   NIC  

    --2nd ed. London: printed for J. Richardson, 1762. --: DCLC
    --another ed. [----]: printed for [----], [c.1765]. LeU(B)
    1. The author described himself as 'Cook to the Honourable and Reverend the Dean and Chapter in Durham'. Although he apologized for adding yet another cookery book for sale, he justified his work (in the preface) on the ground that those available were 'far short of being generally useful, especially in these Northern Parts, where the Seasons occasion such Alterations in the Bills of Fare for each Month, from those calculated for the Southern Parts'. In 1742 John Thacker opened a cookery school in Durham; see Dr F. J. G. Robinson's University of Newcastle Ph.D. thesis, op. cit., vol. 1, p. 221.

    Bitting, p. 458; Oxford, p. 88