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This recipe is from one of my favourite books The Art of Cooking, The First Modern Cookery Book and it is based on Maestro Martino of Como's book Libro de Arte Coquinaria (c.1465). Martino is titled to be the most important cook of 15th century. There aren't much knowledge about Martino's life and the first…
Old English Posh Picnic Raised Chicken and Ham Pie Recipe - Food.com
I will not pretend that this pie is easy or quick to make, however, if you want to impress your friends or family with a sensational posh English raised pie then this is the recipe for you! Tender chunks of chicken with pork sausage meat and ham are encased in crisp hot water crust pastry, liberally seasoned with spices and herbs; this pie makes a simply stunning centrepiece for any Glyndebourne style picnic event or for a special celebratory cold buffet, such as weddings, christenings or…
Pão de Ló – A Historical Cake from the 15th Century Recipe on Food52
Maybe the best known cake in Portugal, this cake dates back to the 15th Century. It was made in Nunneries and, as with all Portuguese cakes, was very rich in eggs. The recipe of Pão de Ló was taken to Japan in the XVI th Century by the first Portuguese sailors. Because at the time it was also called Pão de Castela , the Japanese adopted the recipe and call it Kasutera, one of the most typical cakes in Japan. It is similar to the sponge cake but from the fact that it was traditionally baked…
Things you’ve always wanted to know about medieval cooking…
By Ramona Venema Ramona is a research masters student from the University of Groningen, and currently working as an intern in the Turning Over a New Leaf project. Her interests include baking and she maintains her own cookery blog. We have already seen what a medieval cook could whip up in a previous post. Being…
Ancient Greeks Used Portable Grills at Their Picnics
The ancient Mycenaeans inspired Homer's "Odyssey" and "Iliad," and perhaps Greek cooking, too. More than 3,000 years ago, they used portable grill pits and non-stick pans to make souvlaki and bread, new cooking experiments suggest.