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A Lung Sausage from Cgm 384 II

I am back from a long weekend in Nuremberg spent in the delightful company of a five year old. Hence less medieval Romanticism and more railway enthusiasm. The DB Museum is an awesome place to bring children if you are … Continue reading

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Two Fürhess Recipes from Cgm 384 II

Almost all recipe collections have recipes for this kind of dish. Cgm 384 II has two: 14 Fuirhess For a fürhess, take the lungs and the liver and the innards (westin) of a hare and cut it into cubes (wuirflott). … Continue reading

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Fruit Tart with Forest Strawberries

For the dessert course of my Renaissance “small dishes” party, I returned to a recipe I had already wrestled with in the past: Anna Wecker’s strawberry tart. A tart of strawberries or gooseberries (Kreusel- oder Stichbeeren), whatever they be called … Continue reading

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Eierkuchen after de Rontzier

Another of the “small dishes” that are so interesting are what de Rontzier calls Eyerkuchen. In modern German, that word described a flat, flappy pancake, but what he is talking about looks more like a frittata or Spanish tortilla: Of … Continue reading

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Chicken Offal by de Rontzier – Renaissance Party I

This Sunday, I had a few friends visit me in my new apartment to chat and try out some recipes with me. One of these was from Franz de Rontzier whose cookbook preserves a large number of what he terms … Continue reading

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A Viking-Age Experiment – Sailor’s Beans

Again, there are no surviving recipes from 9th-11th century Scandinavia. This is a speculative idea that I wanted to try, and today did. The result was mixed. The combination is supposed to represent foods that a ship’s crew might have … Continue reading

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A Roman Supper before Trier

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to visit friends in Southern Germany and join them on a visit to the exhibit “Fall of the Roman Empire” in Trier. On the evening before we went, we shared a Roman-themed supper, and … Continue reading

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Rolled Beef from the Brandenburgisches Kochbuch

Still dealing with the aftermath of the virus, so I apologise for missing out on yesterday’s recipe. Today, I want to share the experiment I did this week. It’s a seventeenth-century recipe recorded in the Brandenburgisches Kochbuch of 1723 (which … Continue reading

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The Landsknecht Cookbook Booksigning Feast III

To continue from the previous posts: Thanks to a most gracious hostess, I was able to hold a booksigning party to mark the launch of my Landsknecht Cookbook and prepare a Renaissance feast for the occasion. First off: Yes, the … Continue reading

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The Landsknecht Cookbook Booksigning Feast II

To continue from yesterday’s post: Thanks to a most gracious hostess, I was able to hold a booksigning party to mark the launch of my Landsknecht Cookbook and prepare a Renaissance feast for the occasion. First off: Yes, the English … Continue reading

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