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Fabulous Feasts : Mediaeval Cookery and Ceremony - Madeleine Pelner Cosman

Fabulous Feasts

Mediaeval Cookery and Ceremony

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Foods are cultural insifnia. Few indicators define people so well as its foodlore. Food taboos and food celebrations are important to a culture's notions od sacrement and sin, praise and punishment, deprivation and indulgence, vigilant discipline and sustained extravagance. Medieval England's courtly appetites for splendour are evident in cookery books, courtesy manuals, household and court documents, legal records, medieval texts, and in surprising profusion, in works of art ranging from marginalia of prayer books through literary romances. This culinary excursion will introduce the English banquet hall, its furnishings, its table adornments, and its noble seritors. The 'art' of the kitchen is explored and the all important ingrdients are scrutinised. The book concludes with over 100 recipes from medieval manuscripts.

"A treasure...Fascinating reading and exotic cookery" Publishers Weekly

1. Fabulous Feasts 2. Peacocks, Parsley, Princely Pie 3. A Chicken for Chaucer's Kitchen 4. Fountain, River, Privy, Pot 5. Sex, Smut, Sin and Spirit 6. Medieval Feasts for the Modern Table

ISBN: 9780807608982
ISBN-10: 080760898X
Series: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony
Audience: General
For Ages: 10 - 14 years old
For Grades: 5 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st October 1978
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 19.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.66