The Resource A hermit's cookbook : monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages, Andrew Jotischky

A hermit's cookbook : monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages, Andrew Jotischky

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A hermit's cookbook : monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages
Title
A hermit's cookbook
Title remainder
monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Jotischky
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How did medieval hermits survive on their self-denying diet? What did they eat, and how did unethical monks get around the rules? The Egyptian hermit Onuphrios was said to have lived entirely on dates, and perhaps the most famous of all hermits, John the Baptist, on locusts and wild honey. Was it really possible to sustain life on so little food? The history of monasticism is defined by the fierce and passionate abandonment of the ordinary comforts of life, the most striking being food and drink. A Hermit's Cookbook opens with stories and pen portraits of the Desert Fathers of early Christianity and their followers who were ascetic solitaries, hermits and pillar-dwellers. It proceeds to explore how the ideals of the desert fathers were revived in both the Byzantine and western traditions, looking at the cultivation of food in monasteries, eating and cooking, and why hunting animals was rejected by any self-respecting hermit. Full of rich anecdotes, and including recipes for basic monk's stew and bread soup -- and many others -- this is a fascinating story of hermits, monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jotischky, Andrew
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX2435
LC item number
.J68 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 H-523
  • BX 2435
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monks
  • Hermits
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Cooking, Medieval
  • Food
  • Manners and customs
  • Fasting
  • Diet
  • Monasteries
  • Food
  • Diet
  • Fasting
  • History, Medieval
  • Religion
  • Cooking, Medieval
  • Diet
  • Fasting
  • Food
  • Hermits
  • Manners and customs
  • Monasteries
  • Monastic and religious life
  • Monks
Label
A hermit's cookbook : monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages, Andrew Jotischky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings : who were the first monks? -- Desert fathers, pillar-saints and fasting -- The 'hermit craze' of the Middle Ages -- Herbs and health -- From field to table : the medieval monastic experience -- Medieval diets : the food landscape
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780826423931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657604838
  • (OCoLC)ocn657604838
Label
A hermit's cookbook : monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages, Andrew Jotischky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings : who were the first monks? -- Desert fathers, pillar-saints and fasting -- The 'hermit craze' of the Middle Ages -- Herbs and health -- From field to table : the medieval monastic experience -- Medieval diets : the food landscape
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780826423931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657604838
  • (OCoLC)ocn657604838

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