[Sca-cooks] Books of Possible Interest

Daniel Myers edoard at medievalcookery.com
Sun Jan 20 07:33:05 PST 2008

On Jan 20, 2008, at 12:36 AM, Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps wrote:

> The Spice Route, A History

This is a cool book - it crawls all over the topic, getting into all  
the nooks and crannies.  Readable and incredibly detailed.

> Arranging the Meal, A History of Table Service in France

Some may find this book boring - it has a very limited subject and no  
recipes (that I remember) - but I think it's positively AWESOME!  The  
author, through a lot of thoughtful analysis, managed to find the  
structure of the medieval French meal - which is impressive  
considering how random the composition of the courses seems.  There  
is more to the book than just that, but for me it was worth the price  
of the book alone.

- Doc

349. Take smale byrdys and Orage, pyke hem clene, an thanne put hem  
with brothe yn a-nother potte, and lete hem kele, take y-now of  
powder of canel, a good quantyte, an caste it on red wyne, an draw it  
thorw a straynour. caste sugre ther-to, an thanne serue hem forth in  
a fayre dysshe.  [The Boke of Swyllyng]

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