Book

Forme of Cury manuscript. Manchester, John Rylands Library, MS English 7 (date c.1390), folios 11 verso–12 recto. Photo by Christopher Monk © 2019. By permission of the University of Manchester.

 

I’m writing a book!

I’m currently editing and translating the text from the manuscript you see above, which is King Richard II’s official cookery book — or, to use its Middle English title, Forme of Cury, which means Method of Cookery.

As part of my book, I’m also writing commentary for each recipe and a comprehensive glossary for all the ingredients, euipment and cookery terms used in the manuscript. All being well, I will also include a selection of tested recipes. Or I may just save that for my next book!

For anyone wanting to see the manuscript in full, just click on the image above, and you’ll be taken to the digitised facsimile.

 

Published by Christopher Monk

Dr Christopher Monk is creating Modern Medieval Cuisine

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