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
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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.614 more words
How much would a horseman know about housewifery? Gervase Markham claimed to know quite a lot, indeed–enough to write Country Contentments, or The English Huswife… 960 more words
Advertising cookbooks, produced by food or appliance manufacturers to advertise their products, came into vogue in the late nineteenth century. Though inexpensive, these little cookbooks offer an often unappreciated glimpse into the dietary trends and socioeconomic milieu of the eras in which they were published. 1,281 more words