The Medieval Cookbook

Maggie Black
144 pages
9 x 7.25 inches
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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. The recipes are presented in two ways―the original Middle English version and a modern adaptation tested for today's cook. The book also includes descriptions of medieval ingredients, both humble and exalted; the proper preparation of the table; prescribed dining etiquette; and the various entertainments that accompanied elite banquets.