Saturday, April 18, 2015

Eating Through Time: Food, Health and History

The New York Academy of Medicine Library in NYC has been collecting since it opened in 1847 and has over 10,000 food/health related items.  And what a collection! The library owns one - there are only two - Apicius’ De re coquinaria, a Roman cookbook. HERE   Also books by the greats: Scappi (man and cauldron image, left), Careme and others. Throughout this year there will be a series of lectures and an all day event on October 17. Recap HERE

One talk, coming very soon on Tuesday, April 28 will detail how some African scientists created a patented drug to treat malaria from the bitter roots of the fever vine, by Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, the author of the book Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa, 2014.

Upcoming talks: Sept 10 Cookery, Oct 29 Food-based Prescriptions, Nov 19 seasonal, local dining

Food related posts on the NYAM blog HERE

 ©2015 Patricia Bixler Reber
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