An essential pepperiness with woody and citrus notes… grains of paradise! More from my medieval culinary glossary.
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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”
Smoked chickpeas in a cheese, cumin & saffron broth
This delicious chickpea recipe is an adaptation of two medieval recipes, one English and one Italian. The smokiness of the chickpeas combines beautifully with the silky saffron, garlic and cheese broth. My addition of roasted cumin will simply make you want to sing!
It’s elderflower season, so…
If you missed it last year, here’s my elderflower cheesecake tart, adapted from Richard II’s recipe, Sambocade.
Premium Content Recipe: Connate (Quince Crème)
This gluten-free recipe is based on a 14th-century dish found in King Richard II’s cookery book (the original recipe is included). A creamy though delicate quince dessert, served with roasted figs and a luscious wine syrup. Instructions on how to make medieval almond milk & an Italian spice mix are also provided.