I’ve been thinking that I should revive this, at least long enough to get through my folder of oddities, and what better day to delude yourself with good intentions? Last spring I cooked a fish pie from the classic 1654 cookbook by Elizabeth Talbot Grey, Countess of Kent, A True Gentlewoman’s Delight. Wherein is contained [...]
My latest De Condimentis post – sour cream @hilobrow http://t.co/F98VRdY
“But if they want to take my Marmite off me they’ll have to wrench it from my cold dead hands.” http://bit.ly/jpl6C5 via @stevesilberman
Apply directly to warts, lesions, growths; also terrific on sausages and cheese. #mustard
Mustard cures scorpion bites, snake venom and poisonous mushrooms. But I may have you sign a waiver before we test it.
I’m finishing up some long neglected work on mustard (coming soon!), but in the meantime, here’s a gallery from some manuscript recipe books that wandered through recently:
@MatthewBattles brilliantly broasts a food tale in fat rendered from reality’s ample thighs http://bit.ly/gcGYGq @HILOBROW
Mid 17th century English medicine was definitely more delicious than the mid 17th century food.
I recently acquired a Belgian manuscript recipe book dated 1703 – there’s a long French section on varnishes, paints, fireworks (!), but the cookery section is all in Flemish and mijn Vlaamse zuigt, as they say in Flanders. I’ll be poking through this when I get a chance, because I’d love to make some of [...]
@tuckercummings Everything is better as a fritter anyway – especially fried in butter!