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Renaissance Secrets By Jo Wheeler

Renaissance Secrets

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From recipes for plague amulets to aphrodisiacs and formulas for things from lip balm to paint pigments, this book takes you into the secret world of Renaissance trades and explains why certain recipes were jealously guarded whilst others were printed for a new popular readership.

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Renaissance Secrets: Recipes & Formulas by Jo Wheeler

From recipes for plague amulets to aphrodisiacs and formulas for everything from lip balm to paint pigments, this book takes you into the secret world of Renaissance trades and explains why certain recipes were jealously guarded whilst others were printed for a new popular readership. New and extensive research offers intriguing insights into the use of obscure, exotic and toxic ingredients and explains now unfamiliar or arcane techniques. Each recipe is linked to real objects from the V&A's outstanding collections. Strikingly designed and beautifully illustrated, "Renaissance Secrets" reveals the compelling stories behind the original recipes.

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About Jo Wheeler


Jo Wheeler lives and works in London. He received his PhD from the University of Warwick and has published on neighbourhood and local loyalties, as well as stench and disease in Renaissance Venic

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GOR002341778
Renaissance Secrets: Recipes & Formulas by Jo Wheeler
Jo Wheeler
Used - Very Good
Hardback
V & A Publishing
2009-10-05
111
1851775773
9781851775774
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