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Conference Report: Traditions of Materia Medica: 300BCE–1300CE

By Sean Coughlin On 16–18 June 2021, members of the research group A03 at the DFG-funded SFB 980 ‘Episteme in Motion’ and the Institute of Classical Philology, Humboldt-Universität in Berlin (Sean Coughlin, Christine Salazar, Lisa Sherbakova, Kristiane...
From: The Recipes Project on 12 Aug 2021

Scraping the Barrel

4th century BCE philosopher Diogenes(supposedly lived in a wine barrel)by Gaetano Gandolfi (1792)To seventeenth century glassmaker Antonio Neri, "tartar" was a well-known byproduct of the winemaking process. If we chill wine or grape juice to below 50...
From: Conciatore on 10 Jul 2020

The Paracelsans

Image of ParacelsusIn the late sixteenth century, the writings of an obscure physician started to become very popular around Europe. Born in 1493 with the name of Theophrastus von Hohenheim, "Paracelsus"[1] was the son of a German physician living...
From: Conciatore on 29 May 2020

Revisiting Erik Heinrichs’ The Live Chicken Treatment for Buboes: Trying a Plague Cure in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Today we revisit a post originally published in 2017 by Erik Heinrichs on a seemingly odd treatment for plague buboes: the feathers from a chicken’s backside. Erik notes that there is a very long history of using chickens and chicken broths in medicine,...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 May 2020

A Deeper Accomplishment

From Antonio Neri, "Treasure of the World"MS Ferguson 67, f. 22r.For the past four centuries, Antonio Neri has been best known as the author of L'Arte Vetraria, the first printed book solely devoted to the art of glass formulation. It is a work committed...
From: Conciatore on 30 Sep 2019

Scraping the Barrel

4th century BCE philosopher Diogenes(supposedly lived in a wine barrel)by Gaetano Gandolfi (1792)To seventeenth century glassmaker Antonio Neri, "tartar" was a well-known byproduct of the winemaking process. If we chill wine or grape juice to below 50...
From: Conciatore on 16 Sep 2019

The Paracelsans

Image of ParacelsusIn the late sixteenth century, the writings of an obscure physician started to become very popular around Europe. Born in 1493 with the name of Theophrastus von Hohenheim, "Paracelsus"[1] was the son of a German physician living...
From: Conciatore on 26 Jun 2019

Tales from the Archives: Lizards and Lettuces: Greek and Roman Recipes for Valentine’s Day

The Recipes Project is now six years old, and that means we host a lot of content! We now have over 700 posts in our archives. (And thank you to our contributors for sharing such a wealth of knowledge on recipes). But with so much material on the...
From: The Recipes Project on 14 Feb 2019

A Deeper Accomplishment

From Antonio Neri, "Treasure of the World"MS Ferguson 67, f. 22r.For the past four centuries, Antonio Neri has been best known as the author of L'Arte Vetraria, the first printed book solely devoted to the art of glass formulation. It is a work committed...
From: Conciatore on 6 Feb 2019

Scraping the Barrel

4th century BCE philosopher Diogenes(supposedly lived in a wine barrel)by Gaetano Gandolfi (1792)To seventeenth century glassmaker Antonio Neri, "tartar" was a well-known byproduct of the winemaking process. If we chill wine or grape juice to below 50...
From: Conciatore on 21 Jan 2019

Thanksgiving with Galen and Apicius

By Sean Coughlin For Thanksgiving, I thought I’d come up with a new English translation of a seasonal recipe from the Roman cook-book of Apicius. It comes from the third book of De re coquinaria. The Latin is cucurbitas cum gallina. In Joseph Vehling’s...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 Nov 2018

Tales from the archives: the torture of therapeutics in Rome: Galen on pigeon dung

Recently, I have noticed fewer pigeons at Cardiff station. This probably mean that there has been a cull, which even though I’m no fan of pigeons, made me feel rather melancholy. So, in honour of the humble pigeon, here is, fresh from our archives,...
From: The Recipes Project on 6 Nov 2018

The Paracelsans

Image of ParacelsusIn the late sixteenth century, the writings of an obscure physician started to become very popular around Europe. Born in 1493 with the name of Theophrastus von Hohenheim, "Paracelsus"[1] was the son of a German physician living...
From: Conciatore on 10 Sep 2018

Harnessing Heat in Greco-Roman and Islamicate Medicine

By Aileen R Das Associated and sometimes identified with the life-giving (or vital) principle, heat occupied a central place in ancient Greek, and subsequently Roman and medieval Islamicate, theories about the human body and its care. The medical literature...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Aug 2018

A Deeper Accomplishment

From Antonio Neri, "Treasure of the World"MS Ferguson 67, f. 22r.For the past four centuries, Antonio Neri has been best known as the author of L'Arte Vetraria, the first printed book solely devoted to the art of glass formulation. It is a work committed...
From: Conciatore on 4 May 2018

Scraping the Barrel

4th century BCE philosopher Diogenes(supposedly lived in a wine barrel)by Gaetano Gandolfi (1792)To seventeenth century glassmaker Antonio Neri, "tartar" was a well-known byproduct of the winemaking process. If we chill wine or grape juice to below 50...
From: Conciatore on 18 Apr 2018

The Paracelsans

Image of Paracelsus In the late sixteenth century, the writings of an obscure physician started to become very popular around Europe. Born in 1493 with the name of Theophrastus von Hohenheim, "Paracelsus"[1] was the son of a German physician living...
From: Conciatore on 25 Oct 2017

The Live Chicken Treatment for Buboes: Trying a Plague Cure in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

By Erik Heinrichs  While researching German plague treatises I became fascinated by one odd treatment for buboes that appeared again and again, despite sounding so far-fetched. One sixteenth-century version calls for plucking the feathers from around...
From: The Recipes Project on 31 Aug 2017

A Deeper Accomplishment

From Antonio Neri, "Treasure of the World" MS Ferguson 67, f. 22r. For the past four centuries, Antonio Neri has been best known as the author of L'Arte Vetraria, the first printed book solely devoted to the art of glass formulation. It is a work...
From: Conciatore on 22 May 2017

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