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Spices as medicine

Imported spices fit very well into the Greco-Roman theory of the Four Humors. We still refer to many spices as “hot” in informal conversation, even if we mean nothing particular by it. They just took it seriously. In the early … Continue reading

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Daily bread and daily spices

We round out the daily diet of medieval townsfolk with commercial bread and the spices that they had for their brewet, frumenty, porridge and soup. In larger towns and cities, commercial bakers took their craft seriously. Of course, the finest … Continue reading

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