Month: March 2013

Chick Peas

Chick peas, garbanzo beans, hummos, chana, cici beans – all words that describe the same bean. The OED traces the name of chick peas from French (chiche) to Latin (cicer – where we get the name Cicero). The word “chick…

Gastronomy Books – Digitized Materials (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress)

Gastronomy Books – Digitized Materials (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress). h/t Johnna Holloway from the SCA-Cooks mailing list.

Lenten Ration Project Report

During this Lent, we’ve been faced with a number of unique challenges, specifically that we were not only limited through our ration points, but through dietary restrictions. For those of you who missed my earlier entry, we have been doing…