By Lisa Smith
Welcome to the Digital Recipe Books Project blog!
This is the blog for my students at the University of Essex who are transcribing early modern recipes. It is a place for them to share their research findings, to think about our class readings and research methodologies, and to communicate with other scholars working on recipes.
Our project is connected to the Early Modern Recipes Online Collective: a group that is transcribing early modern recipe books online. EMROC’s goal? To develop a large corpus of texts that can be analysed digitally.
In 2016-7, the Digital Recipe Books Project will transcribe and analyse the seventeenth-century manuscript of Margaret Baker (Folger Shakespeare Library, V.a.619). At the end of the year, we will have created an online exhibition with the results of our analysis. Along the way, we will also participate in an EMROC Transcribathon–and chat with students working with Amy Tigner (University of Texas Arlington) and Marissa Nicosia (Penn State Abington).
We hope that you’ll enjoy following our adventures!