In medieval Ireland, Anglo-Normans hunted fallow deer in parks, while Gaelic Irish elites preferred big, wild red deer. This recipe from a culinary archaeologist would have worked for either.
Tag: food history
How to Make Buttery Twice-Baked Raston
Medieval Ireland had some quirky breads: from paindemain to bannock. Here’s a recipe for a rich and buttery raston, from a culinary archaeologist.
How to Cook Medieval Muntelate
To start with “take veel other[wise] motoun and smyte it to gobettes”, an early version of this lamb recipe says.
How to Cook Medieval Beef Pottage
In medieval Ireland, wealth was invested in cows, which were used to pay fines, rents, and pleas – and, of course, to serve in rich stews like this one.
How to Cook Medieval-Style Fig and Raisin Compote
This month’s medieval recipe is from a fourteenth-century culinary manuscript, and might have once been cooked in an intriguing pot called a pipkin.
How to Cook a Fourteenth-Century Pork Pie
Pastry goods in general were popular in the Middle Ages, and ranged from simple “chewets” to luxurious tall “Parma pies”. Here’s how to recreate a “flampoint”.
How to Cook Chicken with Medieval Spices and Cinnamon
In medieval times, cinnamon would have travelled a long “spice route” through Europe to eventually sail in at an Irish port.
Neighbours in Inchicore Make a Start on an Urban Orchard
Four of the trees in the public walled garden are Irish heritage apples – ones that almost died out, twice. There are plum and pear trees, too.
How to Cook Medieval-Style Salmon Roast in Sauce
Here’s a Lenten recipe inspired by what the prior at Christ Church Cathedral may have eaten centuries back, from a culinary archaeologist at UCD.
How to Cook Medieval Legume Girdle Breads
In her monthly column, Maeve L’Estrange shares how to recreate medieval Irish recipes. What might people once have cooked with dried pea?