About The Project

This digital annotated edition of The Court & Kitchin of Elizabeth, Commonly called Joan Cromwel, the Wife of the Late Usurper (1664) began with two primary aims. First, we considered it a pedagogical endeavor that would allow us to accumulate skills for producing digital projects and editing texts that we could pass on independently to future students and classes. Second, we regarded the creation of this openly accessible resource as a contribution to the growing body of other scholarly endeavors in the area of early modern recipes and food studies intended for researchers and students alike, such as the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC) and the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Recipes Project. While our annotations shed light on this particular cookbook, we hope that features such as the Glossary will prove useful more generally for those interested in the cuisine and culinary practices of seventeenth century England.