“Policing” the Medieval Village

After sharing a New Year’s Eve kiss, my husband and I opened our front door and listened to the sounds of drunken revelers shooting their guns into the air…only in America. Every year I wonder what happens to all those bullets. Is some poor sap walking down the street getting pelted in the head with […]

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 […]

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 […]