Hannah Glasse (1708–1770) was an English cookery writer. Her first
book, The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy (page pictured), published
in 1747, became a best-selling recipe book that century. It appeared in
20 editions in the 18th century, and continued to be published until
well into the 19th century. She later wrote the less successful The
Servants' Directory (1760) and The Compleat Confectioner, which was
probably published in 1760. Around a third of the recipes in The Art of
Cookery were copied from other publications. Among her original recipes
are the first known curry recipe written in English, as well as three
recipes for pilau, an early reference to vanilla in English cuisine, the
first recorded use of jelly in trifle, and an early recipe for ice
cream. She was also the first to use the term "Yorkshire pudding" in
print. The Art of Cookery has been admired by many English cooks,
including Elizabeth David, Fanny Cradock and Clarissa Dickson Wright.
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