History Carnival 117 — A Twelfth Night Edition

Twelfth Night, when the world turns topsy-turvy until midnight and the wassail is drunk to ensure a good apple harvest… A fitting day for the first History Carnival of 2013! This month,¬†The Recipes Project has the privilege of rounding up the past month’s history blogging. As you might expect in a Twelfth Night edition, there … Continue reading History Carnival 117 — A Twelfth Night Edition

Magic or Medicine? Healing Charms in Fifteenth-Century English Recipe Collections

By Laura Mitchell Charms can be found in all manner of medieval manuscripts, scrawled in the margins or added (seemingly at random) on blank pages and in the flyleaves. Usually they were simply stuck in some place convenient by someone who thought they would be useful or interesting to have on hand. However, charms also … Continue reading Magic or Medicine? Healing Charms in Fifteenth-Century English Recipe Collections