Taste: The 2024 HSHSL Calendar

Taste: The 2024 HSHSL CalendarThe HSHSL Calendar is back for 2024! Unlike last year’s Fatal Beauty calendar, the 2024 offerings invite you to Taste each month’s botanical in savory or sweet dishes and drinks. The calendar features botanicals, flavors, and spices from around the world. Each month you will learn about the botanicals’ native region, discover the cuisine in which it is commonly found, as well as traditional and modern medicinal uses.

As with past calendars, the botanicals in Taste were selected from three volumes in the HSHSL’s Historical Collections Pharmacy Collection: William Curtis and Sir William Jackson Hooker’s The Botanical Magazine, Franz Eugen Kohler’s Medicinal-Pflanzen…, and William Woodville’s Medicinal Botany. The Pharmacy Historical Collection contains influential pharmacy and medical texts, as well as dispensatories, pharmacopoeias, botanicals, and herbals from around the world dating from the 17th century.

The calendar content was written and provided by Tara Wink, Historical Collections Librarian and Archivist with help from Summer 2023 Youth Works Intern Anisah Allen, and designed by Thom Pinho, Lead Instructional Technology Specialist.

A limited number of calendars will be for sale on our website for $10 apiece. They make fantastic gifts!

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