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Turkey Recipes from Rumpolt

Again I return to the theme of American foods in Early Modern Europe, this time looking at the recipes Rumpolt gives for turkey: Of a turkey (Indianischen Henn), twenty dishes may be prepared: 1 Roasted warm with as pobrat sauce … Continue reading

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Guinea Pig Recipes from Marx Rumpolt

A brief interruption of our usual source material. I have been asked to do as lecture on the Columbian exchange as part of an SCA teaching event and this is one of the odder things to be found in our … Continue reading

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Berliner

New Year’s Eve would not be complete without the traditional Berliner, known in much of the south as a Krapfen and in Berlin, confusingly, as a Pfannkuchen. This sweet fritter has an august lineage, going back at least to the … Continue reading

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Marzipan, Proper and Stretched

The Kuenstlichs und Fuertrefflichs Kochbuch has two recipes for marzipan: 45 To Make Marcepan Take half a pound of sugar and a whole pound of almonds. Pound the blanched almonds small in a mortar and add a little rosewater to … Continue reading

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Turkish Recipes in Rumpolt (1581)

We have already seen from the description in Coler’s Oeconomia that Ottoman culinary culture was fascinating to German writers. Marx Rumpolt actually includes recipes he labels as Turkish: Turkish Rice. Take rice and wash it, set it by (the fire) … 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 I

My apologies for taking so long – the past two days were rather exhausting. 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 … Continue reading

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Marzipans and Date Balls for a Vigil

A friend of mine who is in the same medieval society as me was inducted into the “Order of the Laurel” last weekend. This is our club’s way of recognising outstanding achievement in the study and recreation of historical things … Continue reading

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Biscotti and May Dish for a Vigil

A friend of mine who is in the same medieval society as me was inducted into the “Order of the Laurel” last weekend. This is our club’s way of recognising outstanding achievement in the study and recreation of historical things … Continue reading

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Renaissance Nibbles for a Pity Party I

This coming week, my medieval club has a major event coming up in Sweden and everyone is going. Well, almost everyone. I’m not. After getting together with some other people who are also not going, we decided to throw a … Continue reading

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