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Parsley – The Herb of Death

The most boring thing on your plate is about to get exciting. I’m talking about that unwanted, castoff garnish found on dinner plates everywhere – parsley. In Greek mythology an infant prince named Opheltes was left unattended by his nurse … Continue reading

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Larva Convivialis

Pictured here is a┬álarva convivialis, from Wellcome Images. A very rare example of memento mori, given almost as an equivalent to the modern party favor to attendees at a Roman feast or banquet. Although given out during what was most … Continue reading

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