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The Ice Cream. | Cooking in the Archives

Elisabeth Hawar wrote her name in the front of her recipe book and dated her collection 1687. She also wrote two addresses in the Shoreditch and Spitalfields East London neighborhoods inside the front cover. These tantalizing biographical and geographical details link her manuscript, now held at UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Library ( fMS.1975.003 ), to the thriving mercantile communities of London’s East End in the aftermath of the Restoration and the Great Fire.