Category: Food History

A Brief History…of Beets (additional)

Note: This is additional material for my column in the Althing, a newsletter published by the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism located in Pittsburgh, PA. Timeline Extended Recipe Listing (from medievalcookery.com) I…

Bits and Pieces

Right now I’m in the midst of preparing to cook a feast this weekend, doing some new research, updating some old research, and learning a few new tricks. These are some bits and pieces for now and next Thursday I…

Moelgen of Middeleeuwse Eiercustard

“Moelgen, or Medieval Egg Custard” http://lullula.blogspot.be/2013/04/moelgen-of-middeleeuwse-eiercustard.html This is in Dutch, but you should be able to get all of the information by piping it through Google Translate or similar translation programs. h/t Isis Sturtewagon

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.