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Seventeenth-century English recipe books : cooking, physic and chirurgery in the works of W.M. and Queen Henrietta Maria, and of Mary Tillinghast / selected and introduced by Elizabeth Spiller.
- Henrietta Maria, Queen, consort of Charles I, King of England, 1609-1669. Queens closet opened.
- , ©2008
The Queens closet opened : Comprehending several hundreds of experienced receipts, and incomparable secrets in physick, chyrurgery, preserving, candying, cooking, &c. which were presented to the Queen, by the most eminent doctors in physick, chyrurgions, oculists and divers persons of honour, whose names are all fixed to their receipts, many whereof were had in esteem, when she pleased to descend to private recreations. Containing I. The Queens physical cabbinet, or excellent receipts in physick, chyrurgery, &c. II. The Queens delight,; or the art of preserving, conserving, candying; as also, a right knowledge of making perfumes and distilling the most excellent waters. III. The compleat cook; or, directions for dressing all sorts of flesh, fowl and fish, ordering of sauces, and making of pastry, according to the English, French, Spanish and Italian mode.
- W. M.
Smyrnium olusatrum L. Apiaceae. Alexanders, Black Lovage, Horse Parsley. Distribution: W & S Europe, Mediterranean. Culpeper (1650) writes: ‘Hipposelinum. Alexanders or Alisanders, provoke urine, expel the afterbirth, provoke urine, help the strangury, expel the wind.’ Culpeper has taken this mainly from Dioscorides’ Materia Medica (circa 100 AD). The genus name is said to derive from Smyrna, a city which was founded by Alexander the Great (although there was one which pre-dated his Smyrna). on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. The species name comes from the Latin olus meaning a pot herb (cooking vegetable) and atrum meaning black, in reference to the seeds. It is described as tasting like a rather bitter, second-class celery. The English name may derive from Alexandria or Alexander the Great. It is rarely used in herbal medicine now. Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
- Dr Henry Oakeley
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A new present for a servant maid: containing rules for her moral conduct both with respect to herself and her superiors: the whole art of cooking, Pickling, Preserving, &c. &c. and every other Direction necessary to be known in order to render her a Complete, Useful, and Valuable Servant. In Ten Books. I. Necessary Cautions and Precepts for gaining Good will and Esteem. II. Directions for Marketing, or the Method of Chusing all Kinds of Butchers Meat, Fish, Fowl, &c. with Instructions for Carving. III. The Whole Art of Cookery fully displayed, both with regard to Dressing plain Victuals, and also that of made Dishes, Soups, Broths, &c. Together with the best Methods of Pickling all Kinds of Fruits, Buds, Flowers, &c. IV. The Art of Preserving the most useful Fruits, &c. V. The Method of Candying the Fruits, &c. generally kept in a Family. VI. The best Methods of Making all Kinds of English Wines, and giving them the true Flavour of those imported from abroad. Vii. The Whole Art of Distillation; with the Methods of making the Cordial and Sweet scented Waters hitherto used in England, and also those imported from other Countries. Viii. Useful Family Receipts. IX. Some general Rules and Directions for Maid-Servants. X. Instructions for Carving according to the Terms of Art. With Marketing Tables, and Tables for Casting-up Expences, &c. The Whole interspersed with a great Number of Original Receipts, never before published. By Mrs. Eliza Haywood.
- Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756.
- M.DCC.LXXI.