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The Elder: In History, Myth and Cookery

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Humanity has found a use for each and every part of the elder: the leaf, the bark, the wood or branch, the flower and, finally, the berry or fruit. Some of these functions, or associations, are both mythic and grounded in superstition: that the elder encourages the fertility of cattle for instance; or its relation to witchcraft; or is place in Celtic folklore. Others are more nearly medicinal: it was an essential to classical and medieval physicians. And, of course, it may be eaten and drunk. The flowers lend their fragrance to gooseberries, or are sensational as a spring fritter. The berries are wonderful as ice cream, or as wine.Ria Loohuizen has pursued the elder into every corner of history, literature and kitchen usefulness. She claims this is only the second book on the tree (the first being published in 1644). In an evocative text, she explores its meaning to early physicians, its place in mythology and folklore, its occurrence in literature (Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, etc.) and gives maximum exposure to recipes for medicaments as well as delicious sweet dishes and drinks.

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Ria Loohuizen has pursued the elder into every corner of history, literature, and kitchen usefulness. In an evocative text, she explores its meaning to early physicians, its place in mythology and folklore, its occurrence in literature and gives maximum exposure to recipes for medicaments as well as delicious sweet dishes and drinks.

About the Author

Ria Loohuizen has lived in America and Spain and is now living in Holland. She is a translator of prose and poetry from English and Spanish as well as a published author of cookery books about the chestnut, wild mushrooms, the fig and the quince.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781903018316
Foreword:
Riley, Gillian
Publisher:
Prospect Books (UK)
Foreword by:
Riley, Gillian
Foreword:
Riley, Gillian
Author:
Loohuizen, RIA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Therapeutic use
Subject:
Health & Healing - Low Salt
Subject:
Elders (Plants)
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Canning & Preserving
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
140
Dimensions:
7.36x5.86x.38 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ria Loohuizen has pursued the elder into every corner of history, literature, and kitchen usefulness. In an evocative text, she explores its meaning to early physicians, its place in mythology and folklore, its occurrence in literature and gives maximum exposure to recipes for medicaments as well as delicious sweet dishes and drinks.
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