The Medieval Cookbook


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  • Drawn from 14th- and 15th-century sources, including works by Geoffrey Chaucer, and carefully adapted to suit the modern kitchen, this beautifully illustrated cookbook explores the traditions and tastes of authentic medieval cookery.

    This book is a brand new treatment of a mouth- watering collection of recipes inspired by Medieval manuscripts, from the fall of the Roman Empire to Henry VIII's break with Rome in the 1530s. While considering the relationship between food and religion and the differing diets of the rich and poor, this book provides a diverse selection of recipes that capture the essence of dining in Medieval times. Illustrated throughout with stunning scenes of food, feasting and cooking from paintings, tapestries and drawings, this is a perfect gift for foodies and cooking enthusiasts or those with an interest in history and medieval society.

    The author: The late Maggie Black was a food historian and freelance writer.

  • Product code: cmc28290
    Author: Maggie Black
    ISBN: 9780714128290
    Format: Paperback with flaps
    Number of pages: 144 pages
    Size: 220mm x 175mm
    llustrations: 60 colour
    Weight: 0.431kg
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This beautifully presented and meticulously researched book is the perfect introduction to a period when British cooking was amazingly inventive, and often surprisingly exotic or theatrical.
Heston Blumenthal

Takes us back to a world that is very different from our own… fascinating.
The Good Book Guide

With the authority of the British Museum, this is guaranteed to be as authentic a guide to reproducing dishes from the late Middle Ages as possible. What is revealed is the staggering variety of foodstuffs used in everyday cooking in the medieval kitchen, and the inventive way it was handled... a fascinating glimpse into old England.
State Magazine

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