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Online Cookbooks - Italy


A list of texts freely available online relating to medieval food and cooking. Texts with the date marked in green are from the years 800 to 1500 - the approximate range of the medieval period in Europe. Other texts are included here for their value in researching medieval cuisine.


  Title Author Language Source Type
~400 Cookery and Dining in Imperial Rome
(De re coquinaria)
Apicius
J. Vehling (trans.)
ENG translation
~400 De re coquinaria
(1498 edition)
Apicius
LAT facsimile
~400 De re coquinaria
(1920 edition)
Apicius
C. Giarratano (ed.)
Fr. Vollmer (ed.)
LAT facsimile
~400 De re coquinaria
(1922 edition)
Apicius
LAT facsimile
~400 De re coquinaria
Apicius
B. Thayer (trans.)
ENG translation
~400 De re coquinaria
Apicius
M. Milham (ed.)
LAT transcription
~400 De re culinaria
(1541 edition)
Apicius
LAT facsimile
~400 De re culinaria
(1541 edition)
Apicius
LAT facsimile
~1300 Liber de coquina
M. Mulon (ed.)
T. Gloning (transcr.)
LAT transcription
~1300 Tractatus de modo preparandi et condiendi omnia cibaria
(Liber de coquina)
M. Mulon (ed.)
T. Gloning (transcr.)
LAT transcription
14th c. Frammento di un Libro di Cucina del sec. XIV
(Universita di Bologna, MS 158)
O. Guerrini (ed.)
ITA transcription
~1400 An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book
(Libro della cocina)
Anonimo Toscano
A. Helou (trans.)
ENG translation
~1400 Libro de arte coquinaria
Martino da Como
C. Martinelli (transcr.)
ITA transcription
~1400 Libro de arte coquinaria
Martino da Como
ITA facsimile
~1400 Libro de arte coquinaria
Martino da Como
V. Romanelli (transcr.)
ITA transcription
~1400 Libro della cocina
Anonimo Toscano
C. Martinelli (transcr.)
ITA transcription
~1400 Libro della cocina
Anonimo Toscano
E. Faccioli (ed.)
T. Gloning (transcr.)
ITA transcription
~1400 Libro della cocina
Anonimo Toscano
F. Zambrini (ed.)
ITA transcription
~1400 Libro della cocina
Anonimo Toscano
Sato Yoshinori (trans.)
JPN translation
~1400 Libro di cucina / Libro per cuoco
C. Martinelli (ed.)
ITA transcription
~1400 Libro di cucina / Libro per cuoco
L. Frati (ed.)
T. Gloning (transcr.)
ITA transcription
~1400 Libro di cucina / Libro per cuoco
L. Smithson (trans.)
ENG translation
~1400 Libro di cucina / Libro per cuoco
Sato Yoshinori (trans.)
JPN translation
1480 De honesta voluptate
Platina
ITA facsimile
15th c. Libro B (from "Due Libri di Cucina")
Ingemar Boström (ed.)
R. Friedman (trans.)
ITA / ENG translation
15th c. The Neapolitan recipe collection
(MS Bühler 19)
T. Scully (trans.)
ITA / ENG translation
1499 De honesta voluptate
Platina
ITA facsimile
1505 Platine en francoys
Platina
F. Fradin (ed.)
FRM facsimile
1529 De honesta voluptate
Platina
ITA facsimile
1530 De honesta voluptate
Platina
ITA facsimile
1530 Von allen Speisen und Gerichten, Koch und Kellerey
Platina
DEU facsimile
1541 Bastiment de receptes
(unknown)
FRE facsimile
1562 Epulario
G. Rosselli
ITA facsimile
1570 Opera
B. Scappi
ITA facsimile
1570 Opera
B. Scappi
ITA facsimile



Languages are indicated using the 3-letter ISO Language Codes .

ARA = Arabic
CAT = Catalan
DAN = Danish
DEU = German
DUM = Dutch, Middle (ca. 1050-1350)
ENG = English
ENM = English, Middle (ca. 1100-1500)
FRE = French
FRM = French, Middle (ca. 1400-1600)
ITA = Italian
RUS = Russian
SPA = Spanish
XNO = Anglo-Norman


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