Author and food historian
A glance into the world of the 17th century aristocratic gentleman. More recipes for mead than strictly necessary, but masses of detail for the culinary historian. Written as if Sir K himself was in the kitchen beside you. The edition from Prospect Books is excellent, but I wish I had a 17th century original.
Digby was a prodigiously capable natural philosopher who also happened to own a glass works and may have invented the wine bottle. Published in 1669, shortly after his death this, probably spurious, book includes a huge number of receipts for mead and cider drinks as well as general cookery.
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