Italian humanist and papal librarian Bartholomeo Platina (Sacchi) published De homesta voluptate et valetudine. Two editions of this work appeared at roughly the same time. One was issued in Venice by Laurentius de Aquila and Sibylinus Umber on June 13, 1475. ISTC No.: ip00762000. Another edition, which is sometimes called the first, might be slightly earlier or later. Neither the place, nor the printer, nor the date of printing is identified on the edition but the Incunabula Short Title Catalogue No.: ip00761000 assigns the work to Ultrich Han of Rome between the years 1475 and 1479.
Platina credited the origin of most of the recipes in this work to the professional chef Maestro Martino of Como.
Notaker, Printed Cookbooks in Europe 1470-1700 (2010) nos. 1001.1, 1001.2 states that the earliest surviving manuscript of the work is thought to have been written about 1468, but is not in Platina's hand.