Anglo-Saxon cooking

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Anglo-Saxon cooking

Postby FionaDowson » Tue May 26, 2015 6:01 pm

http://nvg.org.au/documents/other/anglosaxonrecipes.pdf

Would anyone have any idea as to how authentic and verifiable this is?



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Re: Anglo-Saxon cooking

Postby Medicus Matt » Tue May 26, 2015 7:10 pm

Fiona,

There are no Anglo Saxon recipes (at least not for food...there are a few medical texts that describe preparing foodstuffs as cures for ailments). We do know what ingredients were available (in terms of what meat, vegetables, fish, herbs etc were used) so, to be honest, everything else is just guesswork.
Limitations of cooking facilities, social status, time of year etc should all be considered when preparing the meals but, apart from that, as long as you're sticking within the evidence, combine it in whatever way you fancy.

That pdf is as good a place to start as any.


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Re: Anglo-Saxon cooking

Postby FionaDowson » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:38 pm

Just came across a book by Debby Banham - Anglo Saxon Food and Drink. Bit pricey (£35). Does anyone know if this is worth buying?



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Re: Anglo-Saxon cooking

Postby Medicus Matt » Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:46 pm

It's an interesting read but not worth £35.
If it''s just recipies you want then Savelli's book is good value at £6:-
http://www.asbooks.co.uk/t%20Tastes-ang ... ngland.htm

If it's a detailed study of food production etc of the period then you can't beat Ann Hagen:-

http://www.asbooks.co.uk/t%20anglo-saxon-food-drink.htm


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