Ann Cook

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AC , 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.

Milestones

Late 1690s
This was probably the date of birth of the future AC . The homely Cottage
Cook, Ann. Professed Cookery. White, 1754.
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in which she first saw the light may have been in County Durham.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
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.
The ESTC lists only one surviving copy of the original edition, in Newcastle Central Library , Newcastle upon Tyne. B. Clermont 's The Professed Cook, 1769, is a work translated from French, consisting entirely of recipes, which was frequently reprinted.

Biography

Birth and Origins

Late 1690s
This was probably the date of birth of the future AC . The homely Cottage
Cook, Ann. Professed Cookery. White, 1754.
iii-x
in which she first saw the light may have been in County Durham.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.