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Who was Eliza Acton? Who invented the modern cookbook? Acton was a struggling poet who went to revolutionize cookbooks. Her recipes aimed at the average home cook helped the culinary arts become more accessible, and allowed the cookbook to grow into what we know it as today. So why don't we know her name anymore?

Food History is a show all about... well, the history of food. Join host Justin Dodd as he brings you the stories of how your favorite meals ended up on your plate. Today, we're talking Eliza Acton, a poet-turned culinary writer who changed the world of written recipes. Let's dig in.

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