Re: Mrs. Grieve
- In a message dated 2/1/99 1:34:46 PM Central Standard Time, petworth@...
<< Anyone tinkering with curious herbs would be well advised to keep a copy of
Mrs. Grieve (the great 19c pharmaceutical encyclopaedist) at hand. Se's on
the Net somewhere, also in Dovers. If anyone is interested, I have the refs
since I have the book (2-vol.) >>
I think that I found her page here:
<A HREF="http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/mgmh.html">A Modern Herbal
- At 2:56 PM -0500 2/1/99, ERDan1@... wrote:
> <A HREF="http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/mgmh.html">A Modern HerbalThat would be the correct link. If you're looking for safety
information, however, or even up-to-date information, this
site is NOT the right one. Maude Grieve's herbal is not only
OOP for ancient herbal research, it is out of date for the 20th
century. A great treasure trove of information, to be sure, but
VERY out of date.
I know of NO ancient herbal primary information sites online at this
time. But as far as secondary sites go, I'd certainly take a look
at M. Grieve. I'd also suggest looking at John Gerard's "The Herbal".
The edition is not online but it does cover a lot of information on how
"the ancients" looked at the herbs you might find in early roman cooking.
As secondary sources go, this would be an excellent choice for research.
Now, I have a list, that I'm going to send under separate cover,
that I've been collecting. It's a list of writings that are primary
sources to look for with regards to plant material. Although not
necessarily related directly to cooking, it may be of use to people
who want a better look at how closely tied nutrition, plants, and
cooking were. I hope this helps people.