“The Science of Cooking”

I’m very please to be able to host a newly translated cookbook. Gwyn Chwith ap Llyr (Glenn Gorsuch) had a 16th century Hungarian cookbook translated and has allowed me to host a copy. Enjoy.



At Cynaguan Coronet one of our meals drowned in the cooler. It was in a zip-top bag that ended up under the melted ice water. It filled up with water and ruined the food. I . WAS . PISSED! Coolers are stupid. This is so […]

Whole Grains

I’m on a kick.. and for once it’s a cooking kick, not a sewing kick. So bear with me. The most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released in January 2011, recommend that all adults eat at least half their grains as whole grains – that’s […]

Sylvie’s Feast Planning Cheat Sheet

The Plan: This is the skeleton of the plan when I start. To this plan I can add or remove courses and/or dishes. I can move dishes between courses as appropriate. This is only the plan. Day board(served at 10-12): Meat soup and/or Vegetarian soup […]

Brazier – Chafing Dish

Chafing Dish – Brazier Museum of London Surrey/Hampshire border redware chafing dish vertical loop handle. 1550-1700 Medieval Brazier Cooking Chafer… Figues alla Francesa (Libre del Coch, #102) Les figues seques pendràs més melades que pugues haver, negres e blanques e leva•ls lo capoll. E aprés […]


Copied directly from Wulfric’s LJ entry. ( 3-lb beef eye of round roast, no more than 3″ in diameter Spice cure: 1 ounce kosher salt 2 Tbsp sugar 3/4 tsp curing salt #2 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1 Tbsp chopped rosemary 2 tsp […]

July produce in season

Artichokes, Arugula, Asian Greens, Basil, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chard, Collards, Corn, Eggplant, Fava Beans, Fennel, Garlic, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard, Okra, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radish, Spinach, Summer Squash, Tomatoes

Rivetted Iron Cauldrons

From The Jelling Dragon “Our Cauldrons are entirely hand made by a master blacksmith. They are beaten from individual steel plates which are then riveted together. They have been sealed to make them waterproof. The handle is hand made from decorative twisted steel. They are […]

Food and table manners Good article about Tudor(?) manners

Beaconsgate Boar Hunt (2008)

First course: Venison with Furmenty (venison in gravy with a wheat berry side) Capoun in Salome (Chicken in a saffron almond milk sauce) Buttered Wortes (wilted greens in butter) Pies de Payrse (Pork pies with currants, dates and cinnamon) Soppes Dorrey (Onion Soup) Second course: […]