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Kidder, Edward (1665/6–1739), cookery teacher and writer, taught cookery in London between about 1720 and 1734, but little else about his life is known. The evidence for his activities is confined mostly to his one published work, the Receipts of Pastry and Cookery...


Rose, Giles (fl. 1664–1681), master cook and translator, is known only from his printed works, which give no information about his family. In 1679 Richard Bentley and M. Magnes published his translation of Boaistuau's Théâtre du monde. Rose described this as 'an Ancient Book, which it was my Fortune to meet with in my Travels...


Christian Edington Guthrie Wright (1844–1907) by unknown photographer [detail] Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London


Wright, Christian Edington Guthrie (1844–1907), founder of the Edinburgh School of Cookery, was born on 19 April 1844 in Glasgow, the only child of Harry Guthrie Wright, manager of the Glasgow and South-Western Railway Company. Her mother died following her birth, and father and daughter eventually settled in ...