This engaging and informative book takes the reader on a gastronomic journey through the Middle Ages, offering a collection of medieval recipes drawn from the earliest English cookbooks of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Recipes inspired by historical events, literature, or social occasions are presented in the original Middle English version and a modern-English adaptation, tested for today's cook. The book also includes descriptions of medieval ingredients, preparation of the table, prescribed dining etiquette, and the various entertainments that accompanied elite banquets.
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