One hundred sixty-seven years ago today, 1 February 1851, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley died of brain cancer. Born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin 1 August 1797 in London, England, Shelley is best known for her novel, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, and for her efforts to publish the works of her late husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Shelley’s father was William Godwin, a philosopher and political writer; her mother was feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of The Vindication of the Rights of Woman, who died shortly after the birth of her daughter.
This suggested feast in honor of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s most famous novel, Frankenstein, corresponds to the Ajna Chakra, the “third eye.” Ideas for the menu were inspired by The Thelemic Cookbook: Cooking with Correspondences, by Lita-Luise Chappell.
- Wisteria and Redbud Spring Rolls
- Beets with Balsamic Vinegar
- Crispy Oven Roasted Purple Sweet Potato Fries
- Eggplant Spirals with Greek Yogurt, Tomatoes, and Cucumber
- Garlic and Parmesan Oven Roasted Purple Cauliflower
- Purple Plum Pie
Learn more about Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley:
- The Guardian: Frankenstein at 200 – why hasn’t Mary Shelley been given the respect she deserves?
- Poetry Foundation
- Brandeis University
- British Library
- Encylopædia Britannica