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Wynkyn de Worde Issues the First English Book on Preparing and Carving Meat, Game and Fish

1508
<p>Title page from the unique copy of "Here begynneth the boke of keruynge" preserved in Cambridge University Library.</p>

Title page from the unique copy of "Here begynneth the boke of keruynge" preserved in Cambridge University Library.

In 1508, from his shop in Fleet Street, London, printer and publisher Wynkyn de Worde issued The Boke of Kervynge. This was the first book in English on carving and preparing different types of meat, game and fish. Of the first edition only a single copy survived, at the University Library Cambridge. Similarly only a single copy survived of the second edition dated 1513. It is preserved in the British Library.

Quayle, Old Cook Books. An Illustrated History (1978) 27-28.

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