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Picturing a World

Chocolate pottel

This year, my sister gave my husband and me matching Spode Christmas mugs in a bulbous shape with candy cane handles. Imagine my delight today when I stumbled across this 17th C image of a chocolate “pottel.” Hot chocolate tonight!

To begin exploring the Wellcome Library’s collection of recipe books, click here.

For Lady Ann Fanshawe’s complete manuscript Booke of Receipts of Physickes, Salves, Waters, Cordialls, Preserves and Cookery (1651), click here.

For a printed edition of Lady Ann’s memoirs, click here.

For the Wikipedia article on Lady Ann, click here.
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