My piano sheet music songbook, A Collection of Medieval Songs, is now available on Amazon.
Piano Sheet Music for Medieval History Buffs
While my content is usually based around historic food, today’s post will be a little bit different. I have chosen to use my ever-decreasing free time to revisit a subject I used to write about on this blog and to finally complete a project that has been gathering dust for the past few years. Medieval…
German Almond “Pudding,” 1553
An easy three-ingredient almond paste/pudding recipe from Das Kochbuch der Sabina Welserin.
German Stewed Turnips / Köel Ruben (1604)
Turnips were a staple food item in Europe for centuries. In ancient Rome, Pliny the Elder wrote that next to corn and beans, there was “no plant that is of more extensive use” than the turnip. During the medieval and renaissance eras they were inexpensive, easy to grow and survived the cold of winter. Root…
Italian Blackberry Sauce, c. 1464
There is no shortage of 15th century Italian recipes thanks to Maestro Martino de Rossi, a well known and influential “celebrity” chef who worked in some of the greatest kitchens of late Medieval/Renaissance Italy. In 1464/65 he wrote Libro de Arte Coquinaria (The Art of Cooking), which is widely considered to be the first modern…
Erbeßsuppen, a Medieval Pea Soup
An ideal winter pottage from a German cookbook called Ein New Kochbuch (1581).
The Tragic Life of ‘Bloody’ Mary Tudor
Was she really as evil and cruel as they say? That is for you to decide.
Elizabethan Jumbal Biscuits
Two of my all-time favorite things are history and food so I thought, why not put them together? Perhaps the easiest way to experience and connect with the past is to eat authentic ancient food. Since such dishes can be hard to come by, our best option is to make them at home! A (very) brief overview of Elizabethan food During the Elizabethan…