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The medieval kitchen : a social history with recipes

Author: Hannele Klemettilä
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books, ©2012.
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" ... Hannele Klemettilä corrects many misconceptions about the food of the Middle Ages, acquainting the reader not only with its culinary culture but also the customs and ideologies associated with eating during the period. The author describes the fish, meat, fruit and vegetables that travelled great distances to grace medieval dining tables and the elaborate dishes created in the kitchens of Europe some 600  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hannele Klemettilä
ISBN: 9781861899088 1861899084
OCLC Number: 760973096
Description: 230 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: An epicurean paradise --
Our daily bread --
Vegetables for all occasions --
Under the spell of meat --
Bounties from the deep --
Ingenious sauces, seductive spices --
A selection of cheeses : milk and egg dishes --
Divine desserts --
Of hippocras and mead --
In search of a forgotten world of flavours --
Festive menu suggestions for a medieval-style supper --
Medieval recipes for modern cooks.
Responsibility: Hannele Klemettilä.

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" ... Hannele Klemettilä corrects many misconceptions about the food of the Middle Ages, acquainting the reader not only with its culinary culture but also the customs and ideologies associated with eating during the period. The author describes the fish, meat, fruit and vegetables that travelled great distances to grace medieval dining tables and the elaborate dishes created in the kitchens of Europe some 600 years ago. Accompanied by paintings, illuminations and illustrations, the book also contains over 60 recipes based on historical sources that can be easily prepared in the modern home"--Jacket, page [2].

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