[Sca-cooks] finding bacon recipes was bacon

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Aug 5 04:05:32 PDT 2010

It's pretty easy to find bacon recipes.

By going to www.medievalcookery.com and going to the Medieval Cookbook  
Search, you can easily search for a selection of bacon recipes from  
the indexed sources.

A search quickly turns up several.


You'll find recipes listed like:

This is an excerpt from A Book of Cookrye
(England, 1591)
The original source can be found at Mark and Jane Waks' website

Take your Bacon and boyle it, and stuffe it with Parcely and Sage, and  
yolks of hard Egges, and when it is boyled, stuffe it and let it boyle  
againe, season it with Pepper, cloves and mace, whole cloves stick   
fast in, so then lay it in your paste with salt butter.

Lots of German recipes


On Aug 5, 2010, at 4:34 AM, Mark S. Harris wrote:

> <<< Katherine who is off to see if there is a bacon archive on the  
> florilegium... >>>
> Just in case you didn't find it.
> In the FOOD-MEATS section:  bacon-msg (6K) 2/16/08 Medieval bacon.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-MEATS/bacon-msg.html
> Short, and not much there. Mostly conversation about what medieval  
> "bacon" was. I saved that because most people's, especially  
> Americans, idea of "bacon" differs a bit from what the term really  
> means in period cooking manuals.
> Stefan

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