When Dr Hans Sloane visited Jamaica in the late 1680s he recorded recipes for local delicacies. Here, just in time for the Notting Hill Carnival, is his version of Jamaican Rum Punch – unfortunately he doesn’t give amounts but the basic ingredients are: ‘Rum, Water, Lime-juice, Sugar, and a little Nutmeg scrap’d on the top [...]
Archive for August, 2007
A quick apology for the lack of recent posts…whether you’re on holiday, working on your dissertation, or raising the standard at Nottingham, all best wishes for the rest of the month of August. More early modern intelligence will follow in September!
This post hasn’t anything really to do the early modern history. But as dedicated readers of many books, I think we can appreciate the plea that follows! Kumari Salgado of the Facebook group SAVE THE LAST DECENT BOOKSHOP IN WOOD GREEN! writes: ‘In far North London we have a tragedy on our hands in that [...]
Here are some scenes from our walk with Karen Chester on 28 July 2007. A full report of all – or most of!- what we learned will appear in the Bulletin for Autumn. And, of course, we ended up in the pub! This time the splendid Blackfriar at Blackfriars.