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Dearest Gentle Reader,
I promised a podcast update so hear it is. Those of you who prefer the written word to the audio need not read any further unless you really want to just enjoy these fabulous medieval bees.
Shiny new things alert! It’s the podcast’s third anniversary episode, so in order to honour the all powerful story rule of three, I am bringing you not one but three episodes! My first has everything you might want in a story: bees, a blue eyed hare, a wise old woman, a witch and All Hallows Eve plus some interesting things you may not know about bees, honey, death & the Underworld: The Beekeeper & The Hare or The Hot Honey Horror
My second is an interview with a wonderful human being about how food and rituals around funerals can help ease the pain of grief & bring people together. I interviewed Ashley-Anne Masters about Food, Funerals & Mourning in the American South. Although discussions around death can be hard, we talked about how food and humour and ritual can really be of help during difficult times. I hope you are as comforted & uplifted as I was after our discussion: Food, Funerals & Mourning in the American South – An Interview with Ashley-Anne Masters
My third is an interview with Zuza Zak about her wonderful new book Slavic Kitchen Alchemy. This book is different to her previous books & is a wonderfully illustrated notebook steeped in Slavic lore recreated from memories of Zuza’s grandmothers & her own contemporary research. It contains natural remedies, recipes & wellbeing rituals with folktales. Many of these are achievable without access to expensive equipment & even if the only nature you can access is a city park. Slavic Kitchen Alchemy – An Interview with Zuza Zak
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