[Sca-cooks] Hanging head to ask.....

David Tallan david.tallan at gmail.com
Thu May 17 17:30:00 PDT 2007

I'm not aware of any Old English (Anglo Saxon) cookbooks. The earliest
English cookbooks I am aware of are the "Two Anglo-Norman Culinary
Collections" (published in Speculum, vol.61, no.4, October 1986). They date
back to the early fourteenth century.

David (SCA Thomas)

On 5/17/07, Pat Griffin <ldyannedubosc at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Earliest I know of is Forme of Cury.
> Lady Anne du Bosc
> Known as Mordonna The Cook
> Mka Pat Griffin
> Vert between four caldrons or a cross checky sable and argent
> -----Original Message-----
> >Hubby wants to know what the oldest English cookbook is and all I
> >could reply was....
> >"uhm...eh..... uh......" Could someone please enlighten me?
> >
> >Oh.... he just asked about Old (Olde) English cookbooks? Dates for
> >the oldest one.... Oh Gawd help me he's now walking around the house
> >talking to himself in Old English....wait.... he's on to The Twilight
> >Zone......"It's a COOKBOOK...."
> >
> >This guy is going to be retired (AND HOME WITH ME) all day in 7 days.
> >18 hours, 9 minutes........  Any room under that rock?
> >Phillipa
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