[Sca-cooks] 12th Century

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Feb 16 12:41:29 PST 2010

The earliest for Anglo-Norman is
Hieatt, Constance B., and Robin F. Jones. "Two Anglo-Norman

      culinary collections edited from British Library Manuscripts

      additional 32085 and Royal 12.C.xii." Speculum 61:4 (1986)


It's up on JSTOR, so maybe you can get it through your local library.

Then perhaps you should also see about a copy of the LIBELLUS DE ARTE  
COQUINARIA AN EARLY NORTHERN COOKBOOK, as edited by Grewe and Hieatt.  
The LIBELLUS is among the oldest of culinary recipe collections &  
dates from the early thirteenth century. It survives in 4 versions in  
three languages... Danish, Icelandic, & Low German. It is thought to  
date back to possibly even the 12th century. It's a small collection  
of only 35 recipes and was published as part of the Collection  
Academy 23D 43.]in 1931 by Henning Larsen.

This 158 page book brings together the four versions, translates them,  
adds textual notes, commentary indices, glossaries, and  
bibliographies. 2001. Full title: Libellus De Arte Coquinaria: An  
Early Northern Cookery Book (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies)


On Feb 16, 2010, at 1:44 PM, Marguerite fitzWilliam wrote:

> I don't suppose any one knows of a source for 12th century Norman/ 
> French/Saxon or Welsh cooking information in English?  SCA  
> translations and redctions are fine.
> Marguerite fitz William,

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