Black Satchel: Historical Cookery: #researchtober

#researchtober is a (hopefully) annual project in which, for the month of October, I undertake to post one piece of research each day. Often, these are quotes I've found significant enough to add to my Miscellany notebook, with some commentary on my thinking about it. Sometimes they're reviews of other people's work in email. Sometimes they'll be book reviews. Other variations may occur. They're posted first on Facebook, and archived here, because who can find anything on Facebook?