Pleyn Delit: Medieval Cookery for Modern Cooks

Pleyn Delit: Medieval Cookery for Modern Cooks

Constance B. Hieatt Brenda Hosington Sharon Butler / May 24, 2019

Pleyn Delit Medieval Cookery for Modern Cooks This is a completely revised edition of the classic cookbook that makes genuine medieval meals available to modern cooks Using the best recipes from the first edition as a base Constance Hieatt and B

  • Title: Pleyn Delit: Medieval Cookery for Modern Cooks
  • Author: Constance B. Hieatt Brenda Hosington Sharon Butler
  • ISBN: 9780802076328
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a completely revised edition of the classic cookbook that makes genuine medieval meals available to modern cooks Using the best recipes from the first edition as a base, Constance Hieatt and Brenda Hosington have added many new recipes from countries to add depth and flavour to our understanding of medieval cookery All recipes have been carefully adapted forThis is a completely revised edition of the classic cookbook that makes genuine medieval meals available to modern cooks Using the best recipes from the first edition as a base, Constance Hieatt and Brenda Hosington have added many new recipes from countries to add depth and flavour to our understanding of medieval cookery All recipes have been carefully adapted for use in modern kitchens, thoroughly tested, and represent a wide range of foods, from appetizers and soups, to desserts and spice wine They come largely from English and French manuscripts, but some recipes are from sources in Arabia, Catalonia and Italy The recipes will appeal to cordon bleus and less experienced cooks, and feature dishes for both bold and timourous palates.The approach to cooking is entirely practical The emphasis of the book is on making medieval cookery accessible by enabling today s cooks to produce authentic medieval dishes with as much fidelity as possible All the ingredients are readily available where some might prove difficult to find, suitable substitutes are suggested While modern ingredients which did not exist in the Middle Ages have been excluded corn starch, for example , modern time and energy saving appliances have not Authenticity of composition, taste, and appearance are the book s main concern.Unlike any other published book of medieval recipes, Pleyn Delit is based on manuscript readings verified by the authors When this was not possible, as in the case of the Arabic recipes, the best available scholarly editions were used The introduction provides a clear explanation of the medieval menu and related matters to bring the latest medieval scholarship to the kitchen of any home Pleyn Delit is a recipe book dedicated to pure delight a delight in cooking and good food.

    The Food Timeline history notes Mesopotamia through Medieval fare The study of Medieval culture and cuisine is a complicated and facinating topic There is plenty of information available, from comprehensive academic sources to simple children s books.

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      • Constance B. Hieatt Brenda Hosington Sharon Butler

        Constance Hieatt is professor emeritus of English, University of Western Ontario.


    633 Comments

    1. Pleyn Delit is the original reputable medieval recreation cookery book. It is an absolute improvement over most, in fact all, of its predecessors. Most of its recipes are now established standards, leading me to complain "there are only 12 ember days in the year, we need not eat ember day tart every weekend!" Nevertheless, I treasure my copy as I recreated my first medieval recipe, Armored Turnips, from the recipe described on its pages.For medievalists interested in trying a few recipes, it is [...]



    2. For those who enjoy histories about the medieval ages or historical fiction set in medieval times, this little cookbook is delightful. If one is interested in medieval re-enactment societies, then this is a handy-dandy resource for preparing medieval meals so that they translate to modern tastes. What I liked best about Pleyn Delit was the author's ability to not only describe medieval foodways but to also connect them to our foods and food preferences so that we come away with a greater appreci [...]



    3. "Pleynly Delitful". This is a quick introduction to Medieval recipes and the food is pretty decent. It's one I call on from time to time when planning a themed dinner.


    4. Well composed book of medieval recipes, including sources from original medieval manuscripts, and edited recipes to use modern ingredients.


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