Enjoy a curated collection of American and Canadian pumpkin recipes dated 1836-1896.
An 18th-century version of a classic Scottish barley stew.
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…
Medieval rice porridge with dates, c. 1420.
An ideal winter pottage from a German cookbook called Ein New Kochbuch (1581).
If there is one dish that exemplifies Medieval cooking it would probably be pottage, which is basically a soup or stew. Pottage was a staple of the medieval diet, from the lowliest peasant to the royal family. There was an enormous range of pottages, from the most basic vegetable soup to fancy meat or fruit pottages…
This delicious English pottage (c. 1420) features pork stewed in a sweet and sour gravy.