Room next to the kitchen (detail), 1570. From Bartolomeo Scappi, Opera . . . (Venice, 1570), pl. 2. Getty Research Institute, 86-B27679

Bartolomeo Scappi's Paper Kitchens


Museum Lecture Hall

Deborah L. Krohn, associate professor and director of Master Studies at Bard Graduate Center, discusses the first illustrated cookbook, Bartolomeo Scappi's Opera dell'arte del cucinare (1570). In her newly released publication, Food and Knowledge in Renaissance Italy: Bartolomeo Scappi's Paper Kitchens, Krohn demonstrates that Scappi, the most famous chef of the Italian Renaissance, was at the vanguard of a new way of looking at the kitchen as a workshop or laboratory.

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