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Hippocratic misquotations: Let thy quotations not be by Hippocrates

  “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates. This is perhaps one of the best-known quotes on diet and health attributed to Hippocrates, the physician in Ancient Greece considered to be the father of medicine. Only it … Continue reading

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Carrageen Seaweed Pudding

Carrageen seaweed pudding with raspberries. Following on from the previous post on seaweed eating in Aberdeen this is another quote from a later passage in the same article of the 8th November 1856 edition of Household Words. “The common plants which … Continue reading

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Forgotten foods: Seaweed eating in Aberdeen

The Dulse Gatherers by W. H Bartlett Seaweeds have been used as a source of nourishment for millennia by coastal peoples around the world. The culinary uses of seaweed as best known in Britain now from cuisines of the East … Continue reading

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