Manual of Women

An anonymously written cookbook from 16th Century Spain has been translated by Lady Karen Larsdatter of Atlantia and made available online. The book's full title translates to: "Manual of Women in which is contained many and diverse very good recipes." It is a compendium of culinary recipes and also contains instructions for remedies, cosmetics, and household hints.

While most of the recipes should not be used due to health and safety issues, the translation does help to illuminate the details of life for a lady in Spain of the 1500's.