[Sca-cooks] Hildegard's dips?

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Sep 13 06:41:35 PDT 2007

There are enough to make a good sized paper with bibliography
on just the books published in the last decade. You wouldn't even
have to deal with her biography such as Ana has done.
That is ... if you need a winter's project... somehow I am sure  you don't.


Mairi Ceilidh wrote:
> I own that one (yeah, I'll buy anything that has a recipe in it, and might
> contain a smattering of history).  At the beginning there are notes on
> ingredients, some of which purport to actually quote Hildegard's writings on
> these things.  At Pennsic I obtained Hildegard's Physice, The Complete
> English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing, translated by
> Priscilla Throop (thankyouverymuch, Devra).  I haven't had time to look into
> it yet.  Some year I'm going to finish settling into the new house and get
> back to the books.
> Anyway, I think my point is that the modern book isn't a total loss, but
> there's no real need to own it unless you are just trying to win the
> she-who-owns-the-most-cookbooks contest.  Get with Devra and buy the
> Physica, if that is where your studies lead you.
> Oh, and Johnnae?  Thanks for the memory jogger.  Some day when I have some
> leisure I may look at these two books together and see if the modern author
> had actually ever looked at the original work.
> Mairi Ceilidh

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