Caudell: Medieval Egg nog

I love egg nog…a lot. Come December, I turn into an egg nog junkie. I lurk in dark alleys with a bottle of Hartzlers (the good stuff) wrapped in a brown paper bag, yelling at passersby, “I’ll tell you when I’ve had enough.” And this is without adding rum… I like to think the main […]

Gingerbread Medieval Style

Christmas is right around the corner, and we all know what that means–cookie time! So for today’s post, I decided to try out a recipe for medieval gingerbread. I found this recipe on the Gode Cookery website. The interesting thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t actually call for ginger. The website’s author notes that […]

Medieval Almond Milk Butter

A friend of mine recently decided to go vegan. My first reaction was to shudder and stare at him in horror as I imagined a life without cheese and butter and ice-cream. But on the drive home, as I sipped on my coffee with extra cream, I started mentally going through my rolodex of recipes, […]

Frytour Blaunched: Medieval Almond Empanadas

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” ― W.C. Fields This weekend I ate (dessert) like a king…or at least a very wealthy person from the 14th century. The dessert in question is called Frytour Blaunched, and the recipe comes from Forme of Cury, a collection of recipes assembled by the cooks […]

Alewife for a Day: A Guide to Medieval Home Brew

“Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.” — Queen Victoria, English Monarch, 1819-1901 I love the moxie of this photo. An adorable toddler advertising stout–priceless! But if you were living in the Middle Ages, the joke would have been lost on you. Why? […]

Medieval Barley Bread Recipe

If I knew half as much about websites as I do about history, you wouldn’t be seeing this post. I just learned about a plugin that would make my recipes all shiny and pretty and printable. So I decided to give it a try. This recipe was included in an earlier post, along with a […]