Belgium Monks Make Beer History with Recipe from Lost 1700s Book!

Belgium Monks Make Beer History with Recipe from Lost 1700s Book!

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According to The Guardian, Father Karel Stautemas, “in the presence of the town’s mayor and 120 journalists and enthusiasts,” made a startling announcement.   Image Via Cactus Hugs The abbey, which Reuters notes has a phoenix emblem ‘with the Latin motto ‘Ardet nec consumitur’, meaning ‘Burned but not destroyed’,” was burned down in 1798 by French secular revolutionaries. As a result, the 12th century recipe was thought to be lost, but turns out the recipe, along with 300 others books, had been smuggled out and hidden within ancient archives. Thus, Father Karel Stautemas told the awaiting crowd that, after “four years of …

This Scholar Is out to Recognize the Literary Achievement of Renaissance Nuns and We Are Here for It!

This Scholar Is out to Recognize the Literary Achievement of Renaissance Nuns and We Are Here for It!

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For centuries, credit for writing manuscripts, hymns, and other written relics from the Renaissance period has gone primarily to the monks. Their texts have survived all of these hundreds of years, and we continue to appreciate and value their impact on our human history and development. But what of the women who had also promised themselves to their God and the work they might have done to further the import of written word to the masses? Melissa Moreton has devoted her post-doctoral Fellowship to discovering the mysteries behind these unnamed nuns!   Melissa Moreton | Image Via Graduate College University of …