Posted on July 13, 2021 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Concerns about linguistic extinction are, apparently, nothing new.

Atlas Obscura recently shared the story of Valentin Vodnik, a Slovene priest who helped save his native language.

How? By publishing a cookbook — despite his lack of experience in a kitchen and ignorance of traditional recipes — in the Slovene language in 1799.

Read about how The Cookbook essentially saved the Slovene language (and about how actual cooks improved upon it) in Atlas Obscura.

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