What did the "kriegies" do with the produce that arrived in the food parcels? Bohdan Arct listed some of the recipes. As for spam…
Kriegie Part 4: Kriegie Recipes and Spam
Nicholas Culpeper: The Complete Herbal
Not only do many modern medicines have their origins in herbal medicine, more and more people are turning to herbal preparations—with or without also accepting modern drugs, vaccines and medications—and alternative, traditional treatments are popular. At Talking of Food we have our series on Vitamins, so we have decided to look into one of the most celebrated of herbalists, Nicholas Culpeper, who in the first half of the 17th century took knowledge of the medical use of herbs out of the grip of the Society of Apothecaries and made it accesible to ordinary people. Follow this link to all we have included from The Complete Herbal.
Image of Nicholas Culpeper by Thomas Cross, line engraving, published 1649, Catalogue NPG D29025. Used with permission from the National Portrait Gallery under Creative Commons licence. Image resized.
New in Food in Literature
Part 17 of Food in Literature, brings extracts from The Golden Child by Penelope FitzGerald and Felicia's Journey by William Trevor. What do they have in common?
A Year in Chicken Soup
I am deep within the annual existential crisis otherwise know as The January Spring Clean. Literally so: I’m up to my knees in books, flung from their roosts on the book shelves in a desperate attempt to Get Rid Of This Infernal Clutter. I lift one at random and blow a film of dust from its decorative cover: Arabesque by Claudia Roden, one of my favourite cookbooks …
School Dinner Memories
Everyone has a memory of their school dinner - and it's not always about the dreaded tapioca pudding! There are some people who actually liked them.