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Great Foods

Explore the best food writing of the past 400 years with these nine delectably good reads by some of history's most celebrated authors.

Like Penguin's Great Ideas series—acclaimed for its striking and elegant packaging—each volume in the Great Foods series features a unique and beautiful package, each designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Offering great literature and great design at great prices, this series is ideal for readers who want to explore and savor the joys of great food throughout history. Coralie Bickford-Smith is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books (U.K.), where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London.

The Well-Kept Kitchen
Gervase Markham


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