This Qing Dynasty-era recipe is still enjoyed as a classic Chinese dessert.
Frumenty, a Medieval Wheat Porridge
A simple 14th-century wheat porridge cooked in almond milk.
German Almond “Pudding,” 1553
An easy three-ingredient almond paste/pudding recipe from Das Kochbuch der Sabina Welserin.
Hallowe’en Snack Platter (1944)
Celebrate Halloween with these WWII-era recipes for popcorn balls, spiced apple cider and peanut butter sandwiches (with five mix-ins).
A Medieval Cherry Pudding
This lovely 14th-century English cherry pudding (Chireseye) is delicious and easy to make.
Ugali: Traditional Kenyan Cornmeal
Ugali is a simple dish made only with white cornmeal and water.
Bruet of Almaynne in Lente
Medieval rice porridge with dates, c. 1420.
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…
Almond Milk the Medieval Way: Pt. 2
This is part two of a three-part series of medieval almond milk recipes. Part One includes some background information about the important role that almond milk played in medieval cooking. If you haven’t done so already, I highly suggest reading Almond Milk the Medieval Way. Today’s almond milk recipe comes from a medieval cookbook called…
Almond Milk the Medieval Way
“Take peeled almonds, crush very well in a mortar, steep in water boiled and cooled to lukewarm, strain through cheesecloth and boil your almond milk on a few coals for an instant or two.”
– Le Viandier de Taillevent