The Medieval Cookbook: Revised Edition

The Medieval Cookbook Revised Edition This book takes the reader on a gastronomic journey through the Middle Ages offering not only a collection of medieval recipes but a social history of the time The eighty recipes drawn from the ear

  • Title: The Medieval Cookbook: Revised Edition
  • Author: Maggie Black
  • ISBN: 9781606061091
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book takes the reader on a gastronomic journey through the Middle Ages, offering not only a collection of medieval recipes, but a social history of the time The eighty recipes, drawn from the earliest English cookbooks of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, are presented in two formats the original middle English version and one adapted and tested for the modernThis book takes the reader on a gastronomic journey through the Middle Ages, offering not only a collection of medieval recipes, but a social history of the time The eighty recipes, drawn from the earliest English cookbooks of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, are presented in two formats the original middle English version and one adapted and tested for the modern cook In a fascinating introduction, the author describes the range of available ingredients in medieval times and the meals that could be prepared from them from simple daily snacks to celebratory feasts as well as the preparation of the table, prescribed dining etiquette, and the various entertainments that accompanied elite banquets Each chapter presents a series of recipes inspired by a historical event, a piece of literature, or a social occasion Here we find descriptions of the grilled meats consumed by William the Conqueror s invading forces the pies and puddings enjoyed by the pilgrims in Chaucer s The Canterbury Tales and the sumptuous fare served at royal feasts and Christmas celebrations The author ends with a discussion of herbal recipes for various ailments Beautifully illustrated with lively dining scenes from illuminated manuscripts and tapestries, this book serves up a delightful literary and visual repast for anyone interested in the history of food and dining.

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    1. Este libro es fantástico para frikis de la Edad Media como yo. En cada capítulo, la autora hace una pequeña introducción hablando de los alimentos preferidos en una época determinada, de las costumbres en la mesa o de qué se comía en un monasterio. Luego pasa a darte recetas de comidas medievales. Primero transcribe la receta original y luego te da medidas exactas para que puedas hacerla con ingredientes cotidianos. La única pega que le pongo es que, como historiadora de medieval, me hub [...]

    2. I am yet to try any of the recipes. However it has good chapter introductions and interesting recipes - quite a few of which I do want to try.A few points of critique - which is properly due to the age of the book- She is using a blender quite a lot which makes it harder to see how to use the recipe in a reenactment setting.- I don't read old english (as english is not my first language) so when she refers to the original recipe (printed at the top of each page) she looses me.- I am really missi [...]

    3. Interesting insights into medieval food. I was surprised to note that there seems to be oriental elements in medieval cooking in England. It must be a feat for the merchants to transport the goods in those days. The dish of Chicken with rice and almonds uses cooking technique that is quite similar to what we still do these days in Southeast Asia. The texts between chapters providing explanation of the eating habits etc were particularly useful for understanding the subject better.

    4. Want to throw a medieval feast? This is the book you need. Lots of great recipes and stories to give you a foundation of historical background on feasting in the Middle Ages. The barley bread recipe is fantastic!

    5. Interesting, but nothing to write home about. I suspect that it was based more on the preferences of the author than presenting a genuinely balanced view of medieval cooking. The use of saffron in very nearly every recipe is a clue in that direction.

    6. I suppose I had wanted something a bit more scholarly regarding food recipes in the middle ages. I had recently read a book mentioning names of medieval recipes and was disappointed more of them were not in the book or the description did not seem to match the recipe in the book.

    7. Contains recipes but some are not clear on date and location.Get it from a friend or Library very expensive to buy.

    8. While absolutely none of these recipes actually look good, I loved this cookbook. I thought it was a very interesting insight into Medieval life, and it was a lot of fun to read.

    9. It is a good book to start with in historical or medieval cooking, though as often is the case many of the dishes could be said to be renaissance rather than medieval

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