Monthly Archives: December 2012

A kitchen garden by Leonhart Fuchs

Items appropriate for the kitchen garden found in Leonhart Fuchs’ 16th c. herbal: In 1543, Leonhart Fuchs published his Neu Kreuterbuch (New Herbal) to record, to the best of his ability, an extensive, illustrated list of the plants available to … Continue reading

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MMM. Apples.

Why, I ask myself, would anyone eat plain apple sauce when they can so easily eat apple moyle? I have not purchased apple sauce in years, and I mostly eat fresh apples. Every once in a while, though, a few … Continue reading

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A list of edibles pictured in Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta.

A list of plants for the kitchen shown in Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta. The book is divided into two sections. The first section contains a large number of decorative writings meant to show the many ways that writing can be art. … Continue reading

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Will I Be Pretty?

A powerful poem performed by the poet: Katie Makkai’s Pretty.

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