These c. 1395 French hand pies are filled with mushrooms and cheese and flavored with spices.
Spiced Fig Tarts (1390)
Tourteletes en Fryture is a medieval English recipe that would make a perfect dessert for your next Christmas party.
Lombard Chicken Pasties
Few foods are as stereotypically “medieval” as the pasty (PASS-tee), a small meat pie in the shape of a semi-circle. Because of their compact size, pasties were perfect meals for busy medieval urbanites and were an ideal street food for travelers. They could be eaten hot or cold and could be wrapped to-go and eaten…
If you thought deep-fried sweets like funnel cakes, elephant ears/beaver tails and doughnuts were modern inventions for the county fair, think again. Fried pastries have been around since ancient Egypt and China. The Romans ate something called scriblita, a fried pastry dough. Fried doughs were common throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe in various…