[Sca-cooks] Recipie Books

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Tue Mar 6 08:53:49 PST 2007

Renaissance is a huge area. Let's narrow your request down a bit.
Is this intended for a general audience or an academic audience?
What years and countries are you interested in?
Do you want facsimile editions in original languages?
Food or gastronomic histories? Cookbooks with only adapted recipes?
How much do you want to spend? Do you want used volumes?
You might start by looking at what Poison pen Press offers.
Lastly, Why "Recipie" and not ask for cookery or recipe books ?


Siren Song wrote:
> Greetings, 
> I am Siobhan. I am new to your list and really enjoying it's activity :) What I am looking for are some good reference books on Renaissance era cooking. I started writing a column for Bella online last month. I am their Renaissance editor. I want to start doing some more scholarly articles. One of the areas I want to write in is period cooking. I plan to include recipes along with information about how their cheese cake and our cheese cake ( and other foods) do not taste the same but that is not a BAD thing (nor is it a bland thing) , the use of old world spices, actual feast menus, and so on. 
> If you have any resources for these things I would VERY MUCH appreciate the information :D
> Additionally, it is looking like I will be doing a feast for my Barony event in the near future and it will be good homework for that too. :D
> Thanks in advance, 
> Siobhan

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