Ann Cook

Standard Name: Cook, Ann
Birth Name: Ann
Married Name: Ann Cook
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.


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Literary responses Hannah Glasse
This rival domestic writer, improbably but actually named Ann Cook , attacked HG (possibly for private and personal reasons) in her Professed Cookery, 1754, as deficient in exactly those qualities—practicality, truth to daily experience...
Reception Hannah Glasse
This book came to dominate its field. It was widely believed in the book-trade to be the work of a man. The publisher Edward Dilly in 1778 informed a gathering which included Samuel Johnson and...


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Cook, Ann. Professed Cookery. White, 1754.