Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie, Opened (1669)

Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie Opened Many of the recipes are for drinks particularly of meads or metheglins but the culinary material provides a remarkable conspectus of accepted practice among court circles in Restoration England wit

  • Title: Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie, Opened (1669)
  • Author: Kenelm Digby Peter Davidson
  • ISBN: 9780907325765
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Many of the recipes are for drinks, particularly of meads or metheglins, but the culinary material provides a remarkable conspectus of accepted practice among court circles in Restoration England, with extra details supplied from Digby s European travels The editors also include the inventory of Digby s own kitchen in his London house, discovered amongst papers now deposiMany of the recipes are for drinks, particularly of meads or metheglins, but the culinary material provides a remarkable conspectus of accepted practice among court circles in Restoration England, with extra details supplied from Digby s European travels The editors also include the inventory of Digby s own kitchen in his London house, discovered amongst papers now deposited in the British Library and they have provided a few modern interpretations of Digby s recipes The work was last printed in 1910, in a sound edition that is no longer easily available This new version has several improvements The editors discuss the role of George Hartman in the compilation of the book, and relate its contents to the work that went out in 1682 over Hartman s own name, The True Preserver and Restorer of Health There is a full glossary and the reader will be helped by the extensive biographical notes about people named in the text as the source of recipes.

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    One thought on “Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie, Opened (1669)

    1. 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. [...]

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