This hugely popular cookbook went through 26 editions in its day. Mrs Glasse, though, found herself in debtor's prison when her dressmaking business went bankrupt and she had to sell the copyright to her cookery book. It is famous for the line "Hare Soup. First catch your hare...", but these words occur in no edition I can find.
Although much was stolen from other writers the characterful voice of Hannah Glasse shines through - Try to see the beautiful first edition which was a folio volume (facsimile produced by Prospect books too)
Journalist, author and food writer
Medieval food historian