There are several references to food preparation scattered throughout the more than 1600 pages of Gerard's Herball; but unlike his medicinal cures, his culinary notes are not indexed in the book.I've made a list of their pertinent texts on the following pages, and have included the original page numbers so that you may look up the complete text and illustrations.Apart from substituting 's' for the 'long s' used in the original, I have kept the original spelling.
His company is The Herball inspired by John Gerard’s 1597 Generall Historie of Plants.
The Herball is dedicated to sharing and presenting ways in which we can integrate the power, beauty and joy of the plants around us into our everyday lives.
Inspired by John Gerard’s 1597 Generall Historie of Plantes, The Herball is dedicated to sharing and presenting ways in which we can integrate the power, beauty and joy of the plants around us into our everyday lives.
The Herball is home to all things herbal and is dedicated to producing, sourcing and sharing authentic 100% plant based products all blended, packaged and bottled with integrity, love and tradition in London, England.
Created in 2012 by Michael Isted, over recent years Michael has had an intuitive calling to the plants and has a passion for introducing ways in which people can invigorate and revitalise life through the power of plants.
Michael’s background of consulting and creating beverage concepts for the luxury hotel, restaurant and spa sector whilst studying Herbal Medicine enables him to introduce and show people dynamic ways in which they can integrate and utilise the herbs.“London and England has such a rich history and tradition for utilising herbs for almost everything whether it be medicine, health, aroma, taste, relaxation, beauty or pleasure.We are surrounded by such beautiful and majestic herbs even in our urban environments, The Herball has been created to celebrate these herbs enabling us to re-connect with our surroundings and ourselves”.Michael and I share a passion for plants, he is inspired to produce exquisite drinks that capture the essence and vitality of plants whilst I harness their therapeutic benefits in every aspect of the skincare I make.Together we talk, debate and exchange ideas about every aspect of plants from their medicinal properties to their scent and flavour.What we do are two halves of the same coin differently interpreted.