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
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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
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