We’ve been chomping down some early medieval literature of late, working on the next philosofood book. The don of early Christian philosophy was St. Augustine, a man who made god-fearing explanations for the downfall of Rome, and went a good way to define the ethics of the church.
For mother’s day we wrote a little article about Augustine, who wrote a little about her mother, who “on the ninth day, then, of her sickness, the fifty-sixth year of her age, and the thirty-third of mine, was that religious and devout soul set free from the body.”
This part of his Confessions is a touching read. We complimented it with a traditional Algerian soup recipe.
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New Cross’s London Particular opened their particularly welcoming arms and hosted our launch last week. They made a Bacchus punch and a Socrates punch. The Bacchus one was probably responsible for my own cerebral haziness which developed towards the mid-section of the evening. Chris and I were toga-d up, if such a phrasal verb can be coined, enabling the alcohol-induced heat some points of ventilation. So that’s why the Romans wore togas…
Anyway, What’s On’s Martin Slidel popped by and has since written something of a event-cum-book review for Philosofood Book 1, which we heartily thank him for. You can read it here: http://www.whats-on-london.co.uk/review/philosofood-book-launch/
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Came across Li Bai, an 8th century Chinese poet.
Getting our medieval groove on with the next Philosofood book, and currently reading about one Roger Bacon, whose sizzlingly scintillating name shows us what the NATO phonetic alphabet could have been. He thought old age was a disease – why, the Biblical patriarchs lived to 900 years, no less! Add red dragantum and albalcae to the diet and before long those unruly grey hairs will have been replaced by nice black ones. Go Bacon, you crazy heretic you!
It’s Pancake Day, which means it’s time to talk about revolutionary taxation and land ownership, of course. http://www.jammatology.co.uk/1/post/2014/03/politicookery-tom-paines-pancakes.html