Author: Jenn

Jennifer writes about Food History and other food-related topics on her personal blog when she is not working full time, spending time with her family, or being a full-time student.

Food History Links #foodhistoryfriday

This week’s focus is going to be archaeology. An archaeological perspective gives us a different vantage point from which to view food throughout history. The Trouble With Blood by Julie Powell from Archaeology Archive. This is an abstract, but you…

Food History Links #foodhistoryfriday

Medieval Kitchens Turnspit Dogs: The Rise and Fall of the Vernepator Cur, from NPR. Medieval Hunting Medieval Hunting in Modern Times, from St. Hubert’s Rangers. The Game of the Courtly Hunt Chasing and Breaking Deer in Late Medieval English Literature,…

Ivan Day Lecture in Ohio

On Friday, Ivan Day gave an amazing presentation, which I was, unfortunately, unable to attend. I was waiting for some detailed information from those who did attend so that I could share them and this afternoon, Elise Fleming (Dame Alys)…

Food History Friday #foodhistorylinks

Discoveries/Articles Archaeologists unearth 1,300-year-old Anglo Saxon feasting hall inches below village green in first major find of its kind in 30 years (The Daily Mail) Exploring the Tang of Dutch Genever (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Re-Enactment Specific 10 Tips for How to…

Jam making: Raspberries in two ways and Blackberries with Lavender and Black Walnut

Note: With the weather being so horrible, I wanted to give myself (and everyone else) a taste of spring/summer. This was from one of last year’s jam-making sessions. Raspberries and blackberries came into season and as usual, my family made…