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Culinary Recipes of Medieval England

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Culinary Recipes of Medieval England

Postby Elise_Fleming » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:51 pm

I noticed that many of the recipes contained in Richard's book, used in the Hampton Court kitchens, come from the fifteenth century. A new book, The Culinary Recipes of Medieval England, compiled and translated by Constance Hieatt, might therefore be of interest. Published by Prospect Books, 2013, in the UK, this attempts to contain "all" the recipes from the Middle Ages. Ms Hieatt has chosen the most basic version of every recipe and has provided footnotes for important variations. Sometimes she has chosen a version which, while not the most basic, provides important information about quantities or procedures. There is an informative introduction explaining the reason for how the book is arranged - 14 chapters each centering on a different category of food. Each recipe includes the source. If you are interested in re-creating dishes from the late 1300s to the late 1400s, this book will be an invaluable assistant.
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