[Sca-cooks] period pickles and preserves

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Sep 3 17:19:31 PDT 2008

Definitely get hold of a copy of

  Martha Washington's Booke of Cookery and Booke of Sweetmeats

It was owned by Martha Washington but the two "bookes" are actually
Tudor-Jacobean culinary manuscripts
that were passed down in her husband's family. There are numerous
preserved foods, fruit pastes, jellies, quidonies,

As for where to start-- you might read through the florilegium.org and
check out the left hand side index.
I'd suggest Food-Books to start.


Huette von Ahrens wrote:
> Here is a book that you should definitely have in your collection:
> Wilson, C. Anne.  The book of marmalade snipped
> Huette
In addition to "preserves" I think that there might be some pickling
recipes in Karen Hess's translation/edition of "Martha Washington's Book
of Cookery".  Much of the recipes there in were late period English.
Could someone check, I've mislaid my copy?  snipped
> --- On Wed, 9/3/08, tudorpot at gmail.com <tudorpot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm new to SCA, but not new to cooking. One of my fav
>> things to do is  
>> preserves and pickles. Can someone point me to some period
>> recipes  
>> sources for same? Also, where do I start to learn- sites,
>> books etc  
>> to understand redaction?
>> thanks,
>> Freda
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