Aylett, Mary and Olive Ordish First Catch Your Hare
London: Macdonald, 1965. First printing.
This is an entertaining history of the first recipe compilers and creators of the earliest English cookery books, illustrated with the title pages of many original works.
Starting with a lapsed Monk caled Andrew Boorde, from the early sixteenth century, and ending with the fearsome Victorian, Mrs. Beeton herself, this account deals with eleven notable compilers of early English cookery.