Nostradamus' Love Jam Recipe
Nostradamus' Love Jam
Total time: 1hr to 2hr

Prep.time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 to 3 hours

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

A renowned physician and alchemist during the Renaissance, Nostradamus published a treatise on jam-making which contains this recipe "for women whose frigidity makes them unable to conceive or to satisfy legitimate appetites."

- 1 kg (2 1/4 lb.) mountain honey
- 300 g (10 oz.) fresh ginger
  1. Peel the ginger; cut into thin strips; wash several times;
  2. place into a saucepan and cover with water; boil for 10 minutes;
  3. drain; repeat the process two more times for 10 minutes, and a final time for 20 minutes;
  4. let drain overnight;
  5. in a heavy-bottomed saucepan, boil the drained ginger with the honey for 15 minutes;
  6. boil again the next day and the day after that, for 15 minutes each time;
  7. place into jars and eat a spoonful when you're lacking ardor.
More recipe ideas
Search within the site
Advanced search >
Register free to receive our official newsletter
Sign up
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:
Get the daily and monthly recipe posts automatically added to your newsreader.
Sign up