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Re: self-documenting cordials
Poster: "Ed Hopkins" <Ed.Hopkins@MCI.Com>
> Four fine late-period sources for brewing and distillation are _The
> Jewell House of Art and Nature_ by Sir Hugh Platt (1594), _Delights
> for Ladies_ by Sir Hugh Platt (1609), _The Queens Closet Opened_ by
> W. M. (1655) and _The Closet Of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme
> Digbie Kt. Opened: Whereby is Discovered Several Ways for Making of
> Metheglin, Sider, Cherry-Wine, etc._ (1669).
> It is worth pointing out, again (one of my hobby horses) that Digby is not
> only three generations post period, and was born post-period, but he
> invented some new technologies for brewing (frexp the strong bottle) that
> may imply his recipes are not as comparable to period ones as we might
Do you mean that in 1669, when Sir Kenhelm Digby was described
as "eminently learned" in that book title, he was not even 19?
You can lead something decent to water, but you
can't get something decent to drink around here.
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