Posts Tagged commentary

Jan 23 2015

Candied Orange Peels (Orengat)

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Jan 1 2013

On the Medieval Diet

So, first of all, I should make a few disclaimers. I am NOT a medieval historian (although I very nearly pursued a career as a medievalist). I am NOT a nutritionist. I am NOT an expert in medieval food. I am NOT even a professional chef. Anything I post is based on my research, but should not be taken as absolute. I will always do my best to provide the best information available to me, but I can – and probably will – make mistakes. I AM very good at languages. I AM quite geeky. I DO enjoy baking and cooking. Everything I post is really for my own benefit, to track my progress over the year.

Pages from the Forme of Cury, c. 14th c CE

A Medieval Cookbook. Photograph: University of Manchester John Rylands University Library

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Dec 31 2012

Welcome to the Medieval Vegetarian

NOTE: This post is wildly out-of-date now. I am retiring it shortly and will replace it with a new welcome page.

So, I am what you might call a picky eater. This is borne out of lifelong allergies coupled with good old-fashioned food fear. However, I actually enjoy food – a lot. This limited variety diet mixed with a sedentary lifestyle (my day job involves the legal field and I am an avid gamer) has made me look like most Americans. Furthermore, many members of my mother’s side of the family (including her father) have had diabetes. Read More >>