The Art Of Cookery In The Middle Ages by Terence ScullyThe Art Of Cookery In The Middle Ages by Terence Scully

The Art Of Cookery In The Middle Ages

byTerence Scully, D. N. Dumville

Paperback | March 3, 2005

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The master cook who worked in the noble kitchens of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries had to be both practical and knowledgeable. His apprenticeship acquainted him with a range of culinary skills and a wide repertoire of seasonal dishes, but he was also required to understand the inherent qualities of the foodstuffs he handled, as determined by contemporary medical theories, and to know the lean-day strictures of the Church. Research in original manuscript sources makes this a fascinating and authoritative study where little hard fact had previously existed.
Title:The Art Of Cookery In The Middle AgesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:March 3, 2005Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0851154301

ISBN - 13:9780851154305

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'A compendium on practically all aspects of the art of cooking and dining... Because of the author's familiarity with all aspects of the subject we are offered this rara avis: a book which interest the specialist and the general reader; which allies common sense with scholarship; and which presents the theory and practice of medieval cooking for the scholar and the practitioner... has its place on the shelves of the practical cook as well as on those of the scholar: both can feed on it!' HistoryThe medieval kitchen revealed; facilities, seasonal foods, strictures of the church, and the interweaving of foodstuffs with medical theory.The medieval kitchen revealed: the master cook who worked in the noble kitchens of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries had to be both practical and knowledgeable. His apprenticeship acquainted him with a range of culinary skills and a wide repertoire of seasonal dishes, but he was also required to understand the inherent qualities of the foodstuffs he handled, as determined by contemporary medical theories, and to know the lean

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(An) excellent reference work (it) puts this fascinating subject in context for expert and lay reader alike. A useful tool for re-enactors. HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW