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Why Are There Medical Recipes in Antiquarian Cookbooks?

If you’ve ever perused a culinary manuscript, you may have noticed that recipes for delicious dishes are commingled with treatments for common ailments.  A recipe for roast quail might be followed by a method for curing a weak bladder. 1,479 more words


The Literary Sights of New York

Rare Book Week is well underway here in New York City, and Thursday was the opening evening for the 2014 New York Antiquarian Book Fair, which runs through Sunday. 639 more words

Food And Literature

Elizabeth Craig, Rock Star of Culinary Literature

“I’ll take no excuse for a want of variety in meals. ‘Keep out of the rut’ is a motto that should hang in every kitchen. Come along everybody. 903 more words

Food And Literature

Collecting Books as Art: The Herbarium

While the worlds of art and cooking may seem disparate, they collide quite regularly, particularly when it comes to rare and antiquarian books. Perhaps one of the most delightful examples of this convergence is in the herbarium, which is often a work of art unto itself and can also illuminate the role of plants in medicine and cookery.  529 more words


'There is no sincerer love than the love of food.' George Bernard Shaw

Food nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally and spiritually too.

Don George, Introduction, A Moveable Feast.

 A month ago I decided to take my friend’s advice of setting up an account on Goodreads and its 2014 reading challenge.

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