[Sca-cooks] scottish recipes

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Nov 22 21:03:56 PST 2008

Sarait Ingen Beathain said:

<<< I am new to the list and also to period cooking. >>>

Welcome to SCA-Cooks!

<<<  I am looking for some good
references/cookbooks to get Scottish recipes.  Where is the best  
place to
start? >>>

I assume you are looking for recipes that predate 1600 CE.  
Unfortunately, no cookbooks survive from Scotland during our time  
period There are some "traditional" recipes, which may or may not be  
that old but at best it is an educated guess.

Also through most of period there were big differences between the  
lowland and highland Scots. I assume this is true of food as well as  
clothing and other things. So, something to just keep in mind.

You might want to take a look at this file in the FOOD-BY-REGIONS  
section of the Florilegium:

fd-Scotland-msg   (53K)  7/ 1/05    Medieval food of Scotland. recipes.

These files might also be of interest:
In the FOOD-MEATS section:
haggis-msg       (106K)  1/29/08    Scottish haggis recipes. comments  
on haggis.

In the FOOD-BREADS section:
oakcakes-msg      (20K)  3/26/06    Period oatcakes.

And a few non-food files in the CULTURES section:
Scotland-lnks     (20K) 10/12/03    Web links to medieval Scotland
                                        by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
Scotland-msg      (63K)  4/16/05    Scottish culture. Who lived  
where. Medieval
                                        points of interest. The  
Orkney Islands.

In the CLOTHING section:
cl-Scot-fem-art   (14K)  7/ 2/96    Scottish women's clothing.
cl-Scot-male-art  (18K)  6/20/96    Scottish men's clothing.
cl-Scotland-msg  (114K) 10/31/01    Clothing of Scotland. folding of  

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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