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Antonio Latini’s "The Modern Steward, or The Art of Preparing Banquets Well": A Complete English Translation
translated by Tommaso Astarita
Arc Humanities Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-1-64189-335-0 | Cloth: 978-1-64189-334-3

Antonio Latini’s masterpiece of Baroque cooking and household management was the earliest book to publish recipes using tomatoes and chilli peppers. This first complete English translation presents the text with contextual introduction and notes. <I>The Modern Steward</I> was published in Naples in 1692-94, and includes a wealth of recipes, plus discussions of the kitchen and serving staff, setting the table, menus, protocol, entertainment, wines, etc. It is the last great book of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque cooking tradition. The book will interest historians of early modern Italy, food, material culture, and the social and cultural life of the European elites, as well as connoisseurs of fine dining, and cooks.

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