The third dish in my Easy Medieval Food series is Payne Foundewe, meaning something like ‘melted bread’. It is very easy to make. In essence it’s a sweet bread pudding, full of juicy raisins of Corinth (currants), and spiced with cassia (a kind of cinnamon), nutmeg and stem ginger, which is what medieval folk calledContinue reading “Easy Medieval Food: Payne Foundewe”
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Medieval culinary glossary: hippocras
It’s the letter H in my glossary. And H is for hippocras. There’s a new YouTube video, too, for you to watch. All about John Russell’s 15th-century recipe for this spiced, sweet wine.
Premium Content: Recipe for Peerus in Confyt
Detailed written recipe for Pears in Syrup. Includes original medieval recipe with translation.
Premium Content Video: Blaunche Poudour (Revised)
Hello Premium Content Yevers! I’ve updated a video from earlier in the year.
Premium Content: Chykens in Hocche, Printable Recipe
A detailed, printable recipe based on an original recipe from Forme of Cury (c.1390), Richard II’s official cookery book.
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New Video: Chykens in Hocche
Delicately spiced, this warming dish of poached chicken and saffron rice is guaranteed to brighten any autumnal gloom!
Dr Monk brings to life another delicious recipe from Richard II’s cookery work, Forme of Cury (c.1390).
Experiment: blank desyre and mawmanye
Recreating Arabic-inspired dishes from Forme of Cury I’ve recently been on a book buying splurge. You know how it is: the allure is impossible to resist. I’m the moth to the bibliophilic flame, denying responsibility and excusing my excess with cries of “but it’s so beautiful”. I won’t bore you with the full list, butContinue reading “Experiment: blank desyre and mawmanye”
Red as… alkanet
Yesterday, I was making a few revisions to one of the chapters in the book I’m writing, which at the moment has a working title of Sugar and Spice: The Cookery of Richard II. Whilst changing the font and the layout of the commentary sections – fiddling really – I came to the dish withContinue reading “Red as… alkanet”