Four Cocktails Inspired by the Folger Collection
Learn more about—and how to make!—the four cocktails featured at Folger Institute’s upcoming Mixology event.
Love-in-idleness, Part One: Adapting an early modern recipe for heartsease cordial
Slurrop! An ode to soup
In 1595, English writer William Fiston (or Phiston) produced a translation of a French book of manners for children. Topics included proper behavior that was important for Church and school, but also a section on table manners. Here, Fiston admonishes…
DCanter's Mulled Wine
Poetic Pairings: Anne Bethel Spencer and Pedro Ximenez
Poetic Pairings: Francis Ellen Watkins Harper and Ripasso
Poetic Pairings: Phillis Wheatley and Provisioner Red
Modern Witchcraft: A Biodynamic Wine List from DCanter
The three most popular recipes from Before 'Farm to Table'
With the Folger’s four-year Before ‘Farm to Table’ project drawing to a close, we’re revisiting three of the most popular early modern recipes adapted by the project team and shared on the Shakespeare & Beyond blog. Before ‘Farm to Table’:…
Spilling the beans: The Islamic history of coffee
Before there were Starbucks and the quirky coffeeshops masquerading as cozy work corners for many of us, there was the mid-17th century coffeeshop boom in England. During the 1600s, the general conversation about coffee nodded to its status as the…