Category Archives: Food History

Back Pocket Feasts – A New Project

So, many years ago, I was placed in a situation where I and another cook had to come up with a shopping list and most of a menu three days before an event in an unfamiliar place with no idea … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Medieval Travelling Spice Kit – 13th & 14th Centuries

One of my foodie friends was talking about the “Traveling Spice Kit” that they had put together. It was a small collection of “must have” spices in little bottles that he kept in a little box that he would then … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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