Swapping Recipes (On How to Study Recipes): A Conversation, History of Science Society Newsletter, July 2020.
Editor’s note: Scholarship via recipes of all sorts lies at the center of this article featuring a Q&A between the authors of two prize-winning pieces of writing. They are: Marta Hanson and Gianna Pomata, winners of the 2019 Derek Price/Rod Webster Prize for the best article in Isis for “Medicinal Formulas and Experiential Knowledge in the Seventeenth-Century Epistemic Exchange between China and Europe” in v.108, n1 (2017) of the journal; and Elaine Leong, winner of the 2019 Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize for her book Recipes and Everyday Knowledge: Medicine, Science, and the Household in Early Modern England (University of Chicago Press, 2018). It is a wonderful, meaty, conversation, and without further ado, I’ll let you get to it. For details about the article and book follow the links provided above.