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CollectionsYour library (1,004), Medieval/Renaissance (399), Historical Cookery (86), Alchemy (39), Ancient History (21), History (51), Rex Stout (44), Agatha Christie (26), Brother Cadfael (23), True Crime (27), Crime Mystery (100), EBooks (222), Supernatural Mystery (49), Fiction (40), Non-Fiction (37), Sci-Fi (22), Erotica/Sexploitation (12), Currently reading (1), All collections (1,004)

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About meMusician, writer, & cook, I have a heavy academic background in medieval & Renaissance history; my main expertise is in translating medieval recipes & re-creating the food of that period. My musical tastes include Swing, Jazz, Classical, & medieval/Renaissance. My favorite drinks are lambic & vins d'Alsace. I currently spend time in both Ohio & Pennsylvania & actively participate in historical reenactments, where I teach medieval cookery. I have a partner of 22 years & a devoted cat, a lot of pottery, & an excessive amount of books.

About my libraryThe library primarily is composed of nonfiction medieval & Renaissance publications suitable for historical research. There is a large section devoted to the philosophy of Alchemy, a collection of Golden Age Mystery, some early sci-fi, and Historical Culinary manuscripts. Above sll, the library contains a wondetful selection of books regarding medieval and Renaissance cooking and food preparation.

GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Ancient History, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Food History, History Fans, Kingdom of AEthelmearc, Kingdom of Atlantia, Medieval Europe, Old Mystery & Detective Club, SCAshow all groups

Favorite authorsMichael Coorlim, Thomas Dawson, Constance B. Hieatt, Terence Scully, Rex Stout, Kurt Vonnegut (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBaldwin's Book Barn, Biblion, Kennett Square Resale Book Shoppe, Manor Park Used Books, Rainbow Music & Books


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Real nameJ. Lewis Matterer

LocationPittsburgh, PA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 2, 2013

Currently readingNecropolis: London and Its Dead by Catharine Arnold

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I had sent the book out, and I'm terribly sorry it didn't reach you. I'll send it again. Would you prefer .mobi, .pdf, or .epub?

Welcome to Librarything, good master. I expect we will have more in common once I catalog my recipe books and mysteries.
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