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Dangerous Tastes The Story of Spices

Dangerous Tastes The Story of Spices

Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World: A Concise History with 174 Recipes (California Studies in Food and Culture).

Medieval Cuisine of the Islamic World: A Concise History with 174 Recipes (California Studies in Food and Culture).

Website: Spice History, supplement to the book The Taste of Conquest. Recipes, spice facts and stats.

Website: Spice History, supplement to the book The Taste of Conquest. Recipes, spice facts and stats.

Gold and Spices:  The Rise of Commerce in the Middle Ages

Gold and Spices: The Rise of Commerce in the Middle Ages

Spices and comfits : collected papers on medieval food | Clc

Spices and comfits : collected papers on medieval food | Clc

The WELLCOME LIBRARY in London has (excitingly) digitized a huge chunk of their extensive library of ANTIQUE DOMESTIC “RECIPE” BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS. Spanning three hundred years (their collection begins in the 1500s), the 270+ books are an amazing window into old medicine and household lore. NOW ONLINE!

The WELLCOME LIBRARY in London has (excitingly) digitized a huge chunk of their extensive library of ANTIQUE DOMESTIC “RECIPE” BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS. Spanning three hundred years (their collection begins in the 1500s), the 270+ books are an amazing window into old medicine and household lore. NOW ONLINE!

Medieval Spanish Chef: CESTO, -A, WITH 15TH C RECIPE FOR RICE IN MEAT BROTH

Medieval Spanish Chef: CESTO, -A, WITH 15TH C RECIPE FOR RICE IN MEAT BROTH

Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination: Amazon.co.uk: Paul Freedman: Books

Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination: Amazon.co.uk: Paul Freedman: Books

Contrary to what is often believed, good food was valued highly in the Middle Ages - the fragrance of exotic spices filled the air, meat turned on the spit and fish was consumed in abundance for religious reasons. The wealthy made a show of their prosperity by serving peacock or wild boar at banquets, while the poor ate vegetables, porridge and bread. Fresh and preserved fish, meat, fruit and vegetables were transported great distances to grace dining tables across Europe.

Contrary to what is often believed, good food was valued highly in the Middle Ages - the fragrance of exotic spices filled the air, meat turned on the spit and fish was consumed in abundance for religious reasons. The wealthy made a show of their prosperity by serving peacock or wild boar at banquets, while the poor ate vegetables, porridge and bread. Fresh and preserved fish, meat, fruit and vegetables were transported great distances to grace dining tables across Europe.

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