The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened
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Newly edited with Introduction; Notes; and Glossary by Anne MacDonell
Paperback, 184 pages
Published August 28th 2007 by Echo Library (first published January 1st 1997)
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Robert Burr
Imagine a cookbook written by George Patton or Mike Hoare and you have some sense of this work by Sir Kenelm Digby, scholar, poet, Royalist soldier, mercenary, secret agent, and gourmet. The seventeenth century style makes things difficult for modern cooks used to exact measurements and lacking, say, chunks of ambergris (though there are several good books out there which update some of Digby's recipes), but entirely worth it for the anecdotes, blatant name-dropping, and generally chatty style....more
Jeff
Excellent collection or recipes, particularly relating to mead.
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The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened Of Bodies and of Mans Soul to Discover the Immortality of Reasonable Souls: With Two Discourses, of the Powder of Sympathy, And, of the Vegetation of Plants / By Sir Kenelm Digby, Knight. (1669) The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby, Kt. Opened Whereby Is Discovered Several Ways for Making of Metheglin, Sider, Cherry-Wine, &: Together with Excellent Directions for Cookery (1671) The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened (TREDITION CLASSICS) The broad stone of honour; or, Rules for the gentlemen of England

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