In the reign of Henry VIII, tarragon made its way into English gardens, and the rhyme, "There is certain people, and certain herbs, that good digestions disturbs," could well be associated with tarragon. I love, too, the story that Henry VIII divorced Katherine of Aragon for her reckless use of tarragon.Ha, ha, ha, ha. Ha, ha, ha. Why haven't I come across that story in my readings? I love this book, tis true.
Reckless Use of Tarragon
I'm working on editorial regarding herbs for work and have been hunched over my copy of The Complete Herb Book by Jekka McVicar for seemingly days. I just came across a Henry VIII reference that tickled my fancy.
Posted by Shannon at Thursday, April 22, 2010