John Evelyn, Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets.
John Evelyn, Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets. Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets. Brooklyn: Published by the Women’s Auxiliary, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1937 Call number: SB320. Geoffrey Keynes, John Evelyn, pp. 235.
Title: Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets. Release Date: April 1, 2005. Although Acetaria is a book of directions for gardening and cooking, it is not the least didactic but is written in a discoursive style and with a leisureliness and in a rhythm suited to the slow pace of a horse trotting through the winding lanes of the English countryside. As we read, we can almost see the butler bringing a fragrant pudding to the family assembled around the dining table in the wood-panelled room.
Foreword to Acetaria. John Evelyn, famous for his "Diary," was a friend and contemporary of Samuel Pepys. The list of Evelyn's writings shows a remarkable diversity in subject matter. Both were conscientious public servants who had held minor offices in the government. He also wrote a book called "Sculpture, or the History of Chalcography and Engraving in Copper.
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Book from Project Gutenberg: Acetaria: A Discourse of Sallets. Evelyn analyzes salad vegetables according to the medical theory of the day. He gives a number of recipes for eating, pickling, a dressing which sounds much like Remoulade and cowslip wine and a table of when to harvest various plants.
Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2), Or A Discourse of Forest Trees. An Apologie for the Royal Party (1659); and A Panegyric to Charles the Second. Mundus Foppensis, The Fop Display'd. The Diary of John Evelyn (Volume 1 of 2). John Evelyn. The History of Sabatai Sevi, the Suppos'd Messiah of the Jews.
Acetaria : A Discourse of Sallets (1699). Acetaria is one of its fruits, being about the virtue of salads over eating meat. It has pleased generations of readers. This is a new setting of his text, with a useful introduction putting some contemporary perspectives on his opinions
In October 1644 Evelyn visited the Roman ruins in Fréjus in Provence, travelling on to Italy. He attended anatomy lectures in Padua in 1646 and sent the Evelyn Tables back to London.
In October 1644 Evelyn visited the Roman ruins in Fréjus in Provence, travelling on to Italy. These are thought to be the oldest surviving anatomical preparations in Europe; Evelyn later gave them to the Royal Society, and they are now in the Hunterian Museum. In 1644, Evelyn visited the English College at Rome, where Catholic priests were trained for service in England.
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