Publisher description for Acetaria : a discourse of sallets (1699) / John Evelyn.


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John Evelyn (1620-1706) was a virtuoso, scholar and man of letters of Restoration England. His diary is required reading, his architectural and environmental treatises were prophetic, and his gardening was legendary. Acetaria is one of its fruits, being about the virtue of salads over eating meat. It has pleased generations of readers. This is a new setting of his text, with a useful introduction putting some contemporary perspectives on his opinions, together with a full index and glossary.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Vegetables -- Early works to 1800.
Cooking (Vegetables) -- Early works to 1800.
Cooking, English -- Early works to 1800.
Vegetarian cooking -- Early works to 1800.
Herbs -- Early works to 1800.
Salad greens -- Early works to 1800.
Salads -- Early works to 1800.