The Early Modern Commons


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“How to make a Mortres good to geue to those​ that be weake.”

1 May 2018

As an English major with a passion for cooking, who has worked in restaurants for the past five years, studying this topic interested me instantaneously. I quickly joined Dr. Nicosia’s...

Transcribing in Toronto

24 February 2018

In just a week’s time the University of Toronto will be hosting EMROC! Rebecca Laroche will be in town, bringing the study of recipes, women’s writing, and paleography to...

Dr. Burges’s Plague Water

24 January 2018

By Jana Jackson For early modern pious women, the religious obligation to be healers and competent housewives catalyzed the compilation of extensive medical receipt books during the...

Happy New Year from the Steering Committee

11 January 2018

When the Steering Committee last met face-to-face in November 2016, we set the goal of having ten recipe collections completely transcribed, vetted, and entered into the Folger’s...