Kitchen Literacy

Subject matter for Ann Vileisis' book, "Kitchen Literacy" materialized after she realized her lack of knowledge concerning the foods where she shopped. Ann's website also has a page of her audio and video interview links.

In her discussions, Ann mentions how historical cookbooks went into great detail explaining the selecting of foods, especially meats, that went into each recipe. To view 18th, 19th, and early 20th Century cookbooks—and some even earlier—see one of my other websites, Vintage Cookbooks.

Island Press Interview with Ann Vileisis

An Island Press interview with author Ann Vileisis regarding her book Kitchen Literacy.

Cooking Up a Story's Interview with Ann Vileisis

Kitchen Literacy Part 1

Kitchen Literacy Part 2

Kitchen Literacy Part 3