Tales from the Archives: Smelling ‘Violet’ in Renaissance Works

In September 2016, The Recipes Project celebrated its fourth birthday. We now have over 500 posts in our archives and over 120 pages for readers to sift through. That’s a lot of material! (And thank you so much to our contributors for sharing such a wealth of knowledge on recipes.) But with so much material … Continue reading Tales from the Archives: Smelling ‘Violet’ in Renaissance Works

Exploring CPP 10a214: Close Textual Ties

By Rebecca Laroche with Hillary Nunn Hillary Nunn’s discoveries about the identification of the Layfield hand of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (CPP) manuscript with Edward Layfield, Archdeacon of Essex, has had me reconsidering earlier entries in this series having to do with religion and the recipes, in particular the exclusion of the “angel” … Continue reading Exploring CPP 10a214: Close Textual Ties

Thinking About 17th c. Potatoes (And Eating Them)

Amanda E. Herbert [A version of this post appeared on the Folger’s Shakespeare & Beyond blog, a current, sometimes playful, and always lively resource on a wide range of Shakespeare topics. Shakespeare & Beyond is created for the great variety of Shakespeare enthusiasts—young and old, from across the US and around the world.  You can … Continue reading Thinking About 17th c. Potatoes (And Eating Them)

History Carnival 159: A Question of Scale

By Lisa Smith Welcome to History Carnival 159! We’re delighted here at The Recipes Project to be hosting the September edition. It’s been a great month for history blogging and I was spoiled for choice. Some months, themes just seem to suggest themselves. What jumped out at me was ‘big’: discoveries, personalities, thinking and questions… … Continue reading History Carnival 159: A Question of Scale