Kitchen physick, or how to eat yourself to health

When & Where

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Event Details

In the 1600s and 1700s the domestic kitchen and its products were the first port of call in the prevention and treatment of many medical complaints, from agues to warts.

In this talk, we will go on a tour of these kitchens, their ingredients, equipment and other resources, to map how central – and how sophisticated – ideas about eating to preserve and restore health were in this period.

Tickets can be booked here:


Daisy Cunynghame
0131 225 7324



Event Location

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
11 Queen Street


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