An essential pepperiness with woody and citrus notes… grains of paradise! More from my medieval culinary glossary.
Monthly Archives: July 2022
Medieval culinary glossary: frumenty
What was frumenty? What was it eaten with? Did King Richard II eat it? The latest excerpt from my encyclopaedic glossary of ingredients and culinary terms in Fourme of Cury.
Premium Content: Reading Chycches
One for my Premium Content Subscribers. Listen to me read the Middle English recipe Chycches. With translation and commentary on the recipe.
Medieval to Modern: Smoked chickpeas experiment
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in developing and creating a modern version of a medieval dish? After all, medieval recipes are very often light on detail, not just in their refusal to give out quantities or proportions of ingredients but also in their timings, and even in their actual methodsContinue reading “Medieval to Modern: Smoked chickpeas experiment”
Medieval culinary glossary: ears
‘Nose to tail’ eating is nothing new. Here’s the latest excerpt from my medieval culinary glossary.
Medieval culinary glossary: dittany
Dittany, or dittander, is the fourth excerpt from my medieval culinary glossary.
Medieval cookery glossary: caudle
Here’s the third of my excerpts from my forthcoming comprehensive glossary of ingredients, equipment and culinary terms in Richard II’s Fourme of Cury, c.1390: caudle caudel. A hot, thickened drink, sometimes incorporating wine or ale. Also, a type of sauce. ‘Caudel ferree’ (recipe 41, chapter 9) is a very sweet and, for the time, aContinue reading “Medieval cookery glossary: caudle”
Medieval cookery glossary: bullaces
Excerpt no.2 from my Fourme of Cury/ medieval cookery glossary: bullaces
Medieval Cookery Glossary
I’ve decided to start sharing excerpts from my glossary of medieval ingredients, kitchen equipment and cooking terminology.