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Ann Cook, whose work was first published in 1754, is one of the most imaginative cookery-book writers on record; her book includes poetry and story-telling.
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Late 1690s This was probably the date of birth of the future AC. The "homely Cottage" Bibliographic Citation link. in which she first saw the light may have been in County Durham. Bibliographic Citation link.
1754 AC was provoked by the success of Hannah Glasse's anonymous Art of Cookery to write her own work in the same genre: Professed Cookery. scholarly note link.
It is not known when AC died. It may have been any time after she is last heard of in 1760.
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