Custard tarts, or darioles as they were known, were just some of the foodstuffs on offer in 12th-century Irish marketplaces, such as the famous Donnybrook Fair.
Tag: food history
How to Cook Like the Knights Templar
Because the Templars were fighters, their dietary rules differed from those of their other monastic counterparts. Here’s one recipe they may have eaten.
On Meath Street, a Chipper Continues a Tradition of Dishing Up Ray
Since Fusco’s opened in 1963, ray has been on the menu.
How to Cook Medieval Beef Birds
This month’s recipe could be compared to modern-day beef olives, thin pieces of braised stuffed beef – in medieval times these were known as beef birds.
How to Cook Medieval Fish Chewets
In medieval times, Dublin religious houses and hospitals controlled the rights to fishing on the River Liffey. Fish at the time were sometimes baked into small savoury pastries such as these.
How To Cook Medieval Mawmene
Ideas around how food made you feel influenced which ingredients were chosen for medieval recipes. Pick the wrong combo and you might end up inclined to sadness, or bad-tempered.
How to Cook Medieval-Style Pork in Pepper Sauce
The hospitality you were offered in medieval Ireland was based on your rank. Some might have been lucky enough to get something akin to this dish, writes a culinary archaeologist.
How to Make Medieval-Style Spiced Wine
In medieval Ireland, a daily portion of three bits of bread soaked in five spoonfuls of spiced wine was thought to warm the stomachs and clear the heads of old men.
A Historian Revives the Story of Lemon’s Pure Sweets
“People have a great affinity for confectionary,” says Cormac Moore. “Their eyes light up when they think of long-forgotten sweets they had as children.”
How to Cook Medieval-Style Chicken in Sweet-and-Sour Red-Wine Stew
We don’t know what was eaten at Christmas in medieval Ireland. We do know, though, there were great feasts, writes a culinary archaeologist.