Category: historical cookery

A post in passing…

This is just to point you all at a fascinating post by Laura over at The Silk Road Gourmet.  She writes a menu for the first Christmas, based on the sorts of things people were eating in Palestine in the…

Another Shakespeare Feast…

We’re doing Henry VIII (which also goes by the highly inaccurate name of ‘All is True’) on Sunday, so it’s time to go hunting for appropriate recipes. (Is it just me, or do recipes disappear out of cookbooks when you…

More thoughts on Roman cooking

I was going to write a beautiful, illustrated post on making curd cheese today.  Alas, O my readers, I can do nothing of the sort, because the cheese, which I have made successfully at least twice before, was a dire…