Mar
19
2017

This article was originally about a 14th century cookbook.

It looked promising.

King Richard II’s recipe book to go online

A 14th-century recipe book compiled by King Richard II’s master cooks is to put online for the first time to give modern-day chefs an insight into the delicacies of the Middle Ages.

In fact, the story’s from 2008.  There’s been a rash of that lately, huh?  People putting up stuff that happened years ago, I mean.  Or maybe I’m just noticing it for the first time.  I only mention this because usually when a post collapses like this, about twenty minutes into working on it, I just shrug, delete everything, and leave a cryptic note.  Let this be a Dread Revelation to all of you folks; doing it that way is more interesting than simply surveying the collapse and wreckage of what had promised at first to be a towering epic of snark.

So now you know.

4 Comments

  • Freddie Sykes says:

    I think that I will wait until it comes out on YouTube.

  • acat says:

    It’s been years and many miles, but I *think* you (Moe) were the inspiration to track down a 12th-century apple pie recipe one Thanksgiving ..
    .
    The filling was excellent, the crust .. was not.
    .
    Turns out, back in the day, the crust was mostly to protect the filling while in the rather primitive wood-fired ovens.. and was often simply fed to the peasants/dogs/hogs …
    .
    Mew

  • Luke says:

    And sadly, no link to the actual book.
    (Much to the relief of my progeny, I’m sure.)

  • JAB says:

    There are several 17th century cookbooks out there. Don’t see any 14th century ones though.

    For example:

    https://archive.org/details/countryhousewife00brad

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