David Goldstein


Martha Stewart Minus the Jail Time :
Hannah Woolley and the
Ethics of Restoration



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Hannah Woolley was the most successful English cookbook author of the seventeenth century. Like her contemporary avatar Martha Stewart, Woolley’s ambitions began with a single cookbook but grew to encompass all aspects of domestic life. Examining her writings tells us a great
deal about the emergence of an ethics of food, eating, and consumption during the English Restoration, and shows us how food and culture are always intertwined in the life of a society.



David Goldstein is Assistant Professor of English at York University in Toronto, where he teaches courses on food studies, Renaissance literature, and poetry writing.  He has published scholarly articles on Shakespeare, Emmanuel Levinas, Robert Duncan, and Martha Stewart, and has written numerous restaurant reviews and popular articles about food for such publications as The New York Sun and Saveur. David is currently completing a book about eating and ethics in Renaissance England.