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This page includes videos from my YouTube channel (please subscribe) showing me recreating recipes from Forme of Cury and other medieval cookery texts.

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April 2021

It’s time for some crustard! Crustard of erbes on a fysche day, to be precise. Based on the 14th-century Forme of Cury.

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March 2021

A change-up from the kitchen videos, find out how to read and translate the 14th-century Forme of Cury manuscript.

Watch Dr Monk read and translate a recipe directly from the 14th-century Forme of Cury book

February 2021

Pears in Syrup (adapted from Peerus in Confyt, Forme of Cury, c.1390)

Watch Dr Monk recreate Peerus in Confyt (Pears in Syrup), c. 1390

January 2021

Chicken with “Quinces” (adapted from Capouns in Councy, Forme of Cury, c.1390)

Watch Dr Monk cook 14th-century Capons in “Quince” sauce

Christmas 2020

Part 1: Cuskynoles (pastries filled with spiced dried fruits and nuts)

Watch Dr Monk bake medieval Christmas pastries

Part 2: Pynite tarts (chestnut pastry cases with “gingerbread” and pine nuts)

Watch Dr Monk bake medieval Pynite (pine nut tarts)

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