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George Washington’s recipe for beer

The New York Public Library has published a recipe for "small beer" created by George Washington in 1757. The recipe, which was found in Washington's "Notebook as a Virginia Colonel", lists the ingredients as bran hops, yeast and molasses – an addition that may explain his infamously rotten teeth. "Take a large

Medieval recipies go online

Have you been itching to cook some authentic medieval cuisine like porpoise? Now you can, as a 15th century cookbook's recipes come online. The Forme of Cury, compiled by master cooks to Richard II, is part of a collection of medieval texts held by the John Rylands Library, Manchester. Now an edition

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