Category Archives: Reference

ABCDEFGH I got a gal in Kalamazoo..

This last weekend was the “International Congress of Medieval Studies” at the University of Michigan in Kalamazoo, MI, most commonly just called “Kalamazoo”. Every medievalist that wants to be taken seriously in the academic world needs to attend/present there. If … Continue reading

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The Feast at Agincourt

The Agincourt feast this year is based on the Canterbury Tales. I have taken a few liberties with the menu to ensure proper balance and variety of dishes. We will be doing a few things differently this time around and … 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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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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