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Herbs & Spices

The links provided below are to web sites that have historical information about Herbs & Spices as well as some purveyors of spices, including some "hard to find" spices like Cubebs, Grains of Paradise and Long Pepper which were more common in the cuisine of the Middle Ages & Renaissance
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Biodeiversity Heritage Library - Herbal Collection Information Biodeiversity Heritage Library Online resource for historical herbals 
Cotton MS Vitellius C III Information  3rd quarter 9th century-1st half 17th century, This composite manuscript contains: f. 1: Cottonian frontispiece. f. 3r: early modern endleaf.f. 4r: early modern table of contents. ff. 5r-10v: Peter of Poitiers, Chronicle, copied in England in the 1st quarter of the 13th century. ff. 11r-85v: illustrated Herbal in Old English, with an Old English translation of Medicina de quadrupedibus (ff. 75r-82v), copied in England in the early 11th century. ff. 86r-138v: Macrobius, Saturnalia, books i-ii, copied in northern France in the 3rd quarter of the 9th century. ff. 139r-141v: medicinal recipes copied in 1st half of the 17th century, possibly by William Harvey, the physician who discovered the circulation of blood. The leaves formerly numbered Cotton MS Vitellius C III, ff. 2r-v and 142r-v are cuttings from a Psalter made in England between 1350 and 1360. They were removed in December 1912 and rebound as Royal MS 13 D I* ff. 22 (formerly Cotton MS Vitellius C III, f. 142) and 25 (formerly Cotton MS Vitellius C III, f. 2). 
Culinary gleanings from John Gerard's Herball Information Cindy Renfrow List of references to food preparation from John Gerard's Herball or General Historie of Plantes 
Gernot Katzer’s Spice Pages Information Gernot Katzer Detailed information on spices and detailed discussion their history, chemical constituents, and the etymology of their names 
Medicinal Spices Exhibit Information University of California, Los Angeles Exhibit designed to explore many facets of spices. 
Medieval Culinary Herbs & Spices Information Mestra Rafaella d'Allemtejo Class Handout from Culinary Ithra, Saturday April 24, A.S. XXXVIII (2004) 
Medieval Gardening Information Erec L'Claire Blog on Medieval Gardening 
Medieval Gardens on the Continent Information Wyrtig A resource for gardeners with a sense of history 
Medieval Herbs Information Sara Douglass A listing of Medieval Herbs 
Peppers of Spain / Spanish pepper Information Francis Barrett   
Spice History Information Michael Krondl Supplemental website by the author of "The Taste of Conquest" to fill in the gaps with graphs, charts, recipes & links to other websites about spice history.  
The Consumption of Spices and Their Costs in Late-Medieval and Early-Modern Europe: Luxuries or Necessities? Information Prof. John H. Munro Paper based on the lecture ‘Oriental Spices and Their Costs in Medieval Cuisine: Luxuries or Necessities?’ 
The Several Sages Information Tom de Schepper Master's Thesis for the Research Master Medieval Studies at Utrecht University 
Auntie Arwen Spices Retailer Jane T. Sibley Retailer  A variety of ingriedients available including Herbs & Spices 
DragonMarsh Retailer DragonMarsh  
L'Epicerie Retailer L'Epicerie  
Lhasa Karnak Herb Company Retailer Lhasa Karnak Herb Company  
Mountain Rose Herbs Retailer Mountain Rose Herbs Wholesaler of Herbs & Spices 
OliveNation Retailer OliveNation LLC A variety of ingriedients available including Herbs & Spices. 
Penzeys Spices Retailer Penzeys Spices  
Perennial Pleasures Nursery Retailer  Has several Old World perennials including Skirret. 
San Francisco Herb Company Retailer San Francisco Herb Company Gourmet Spices, Herbs, Tea, Essential Oils and Potpourri at Wholesale Prices. 
Savory Spice Shop Retailer Savory Spice Shop  
Starlight Herb & Spice Company Retailer Starlight Herb & Spice Company Chemical and Pesticide Free Herbs & Spices dried in small batches at low temperatures 
The Pepperer's Guild Retailer The Pepperer's Guild  
The Spice House Retailer The Spice House  
The Spice Shop Retailer The Spice Shop  
Vanilla, Saffron Imports Retailer Vanilla, Saffron Imports  
Vspicery Retailer VSpicery  
World Spice Merchants Retailer World Spice Merchants  
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