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Speculative Viking Feasting (Part Three)

This is the last instalment of posts on last weekend’s Viking meal, including a very successful, if highly speculative dish and a delicious failure. You can find the other dishes here and here. And as I pointed out earlier: Since … Continue reading

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Speculative Viking Feasting (Part Two)

Part two of our speculative Viking party food. As I stated in part one: Since we have no surviving recipes, I decided to go with a number of dishes based speculatively on ingredients and kitchen tools available in tenth- and … Continue reading

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Speculative Viking Feasting (Part One)

This weekend, I visited some fellow members of the SCA in South Germany for a round of historical cooking. The theme was ‘Vikings’, and since we have no surviving recipes, I decided to go with a number of dishes based … Continue reading

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Bone-in chicken meatballs

Medieval German recipe collections often include instructions for a kind of chicken meatball on the bone. The recipes vary widely, which may suggest this was a diverse class of dishes or that this was in fact done rarely and thus … Continue reading

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A Dark Age meal

Last weekend, I got together with a few friends to try out recipes outside my comfort zone. We settled on Late Antiquity as our area of choice, and I dug out my copies of Anthimus, Vinidarius, and Gregory of Tours. … Continue reading

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A Middle Eastern Feast for Easter 2022

I am in no way an expert on the cuisine of the medieval Middle East, but two good friwends of mine who have hosted several of my feasts in the past both have SCA personas from that region, so we … Continue reading

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Filled crawfish from the Kuchenmaistrey

Another of the experiments I did on 26th March. A friend found frozen crawfish at the supermarket and it was too good an opportunity to pass up. 1.xi Item make filled crawfish thus. Boil them in water and shell them … Continue reading

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An Easter Feast in 2021, part II

This is the second part of the recipes from the socially distanced Easter Feast we had in 2021. It followed the Saturday Lenten Feast with a single-minded focus on meat and eggs, long forbidden and now finally available in great … Continue reading

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An Easter Feast in 2021, part I

This is the second half of the socially distanced Easter feast we had in 2021, recipes from fifteenth and sixteenth century sources associated with Easter. The joyous excess in using eggs, butter, milk and meat reflects the long-awaited end of … Continue reading

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Hohtz Kraut from Cod Pal Germ 551

An experiment I started a week ago has come to a good end 15 A leafy green dish called hohtz kraut Take a Mosz (= Maß, measure) of honey. With this belong four lot (measure) of ginger, two lot of … Continue reading

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