[Sca-cooks] scottish recipes

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat Nov 22 17:05:29 PST 2008

The earliest Scots cookbook is not published until 1736.
The earliest published in England is 1500. That's for starters.
The problem with Scotland is that the culinary sources are few and far 
in between and
there's a lot of nonsense written about what the Scots ate.
Bookwise you might obtain

Brown, Catherine./ Scottish Cookery/. 1985. Edinburgh: Mercat Press, 
1999. http://www.foodinscotland.co.uk/books.html 

Geddes, Olive M. /The Laird's Kitchen. Three Hundred Years of Food in 
Scotland./ Edinburgh: HMSO; The National Library of Scotland, 1994.

Peter Brears did an excellent summary of Scottish cookery books in his 
introduction to Elizabeth Cleland's "A New and Easy Method of Cookery" 
from 1755. See http://www.kal69.dial.pipex.com/shop/system/index.html 
for part of 

that introduction and information about the book.

I have an article based on a luncheon that I created for circa 1600
A Luncheon Prepared for TRM Alasdair & Guenievre by Johnnae llyn Lewis
which should be re-appearing at
http://www.mkcc.rhawn.com/MKCC.html   soon.

In connection with a lady from Calontir I also did the notes for an 
early Scots
feast in the time of Malcolm and Margaret. That has a full bibliography 
and was
published in Ars Caidis's issue on the Culinary Arts in November 2005.

You might start with those. And I am sure that Stefan will pop in and 
urge you to
try the Florilegium too. My article on Shortbread for instance appears 
"*Shortbread*" by *Johnnae* llyn Lewis, CE.


Jennifer Couch wrote:
> Greetings all!
> I am new to the list and also to period cooking.  I am looking for some good
> references/cookbooks to get Scottish recipes.  Where is the best place to
> start?
> Thanks, Sarait Ingen Beathain

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