Rabelais in Life & Thyme

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2019

Many thanks to Carly and Lauren DeFilippo of Life & Thyme for taking the time to visit and listen and look, and then write and photograph this portrait of what we do at Rabelais.

'Beyond the printed information each text contains, cookbooks also boast an unprecedented “evidence of use” in comparison to other literature. “They accrete more traces of life than almost any other book. People write in them, edit or amend recipes—even jam other papers inside,” Lindgren explains. “Sometimes the bindings rip and they are sewn back together. But that doesn’t diminish value, because it demonstrates the life that a single book might have within a kitchen or its travels in being passed from one owner to another.”'