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Elizabeth Rainbow's cookbook?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:24 am
by bugbear
I was watching the Hairy Biker's cookery prog, and they had an item on marmalade.

And then the maker of said marmalade casually bought out a large 1600's manuscript cookbook!
Some fiddling with iPlayer subtitles bought me the name of the author, Elizabeth Rainbowe, who was the Bishop of Carlisle's Wife.

Googling then gave me:

Ivan day: ... t-pie.html

Is this book well known, and/or available in reprint?


Re: Elizabeth Rainbow's cookbook?

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:26 pm
by Brother Ranulf
I checked Prospect Books ( who are the "usual suspects" when it comes to books on cookery - including their "Old Culinary Text project", but without success. They are the potential publishers of the long-awaited 12th century cookery book entitled Zinziber, which remains delayed due to unfortunate circumstances.

If anyone has produced a modern version of your text I can not find it, nor does there seem to be any reprint online.

Re: Elizabeth Rainbow's cookbook?

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:14 pm
by bugbear
Thank you - and apologies for not checking in sooner.