Cooking and Dining in Medieval England PDF ePub eBook

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Cooking and Dining in Medieval England free pdf The history of medieval food and cookery has received a fair amount of attention from the point of view of recipes (of which many survive) and of the general context of feasts and feasting. It has never, as yet, been studied with an eye to the real mechanics of food production and service: the equipment used, the household organisation, the architectural arrangements for kitchens, store-rooms, pantries, larders, cellars, and domestic administration. This new work by Peter Brears, perhaps Britain's foremost expert on the historical kitchen, looks at these important elements of cooking and dining. A series of chapters looks at the cooking departments in large households: the counting house, dairy, brewhouse, pastry, boiling house and kitchen. These are illustrated by architectural perspectives of surviving examples in castles and manor houses throughout the land. There are chapters dealing with the various sorts of kitchen equipment: fires, fuel, pots and pans. Sections are then devoted to recipes and types of food cooked. The recipes are those which have been used and tested by Peter Brears in hundreds of demonstrations to the public and cooking for museum displays. Finally there are chapters on the service of dinner and the rituals that grew up around these. Here, Peter Brears has drawn a strip cartoon of the serving of a great feast (the washing of hands, the delivery of napery, the tasting for poison, etc.) which will be of permanent utility to historical re-enactors who wish to get their details right.

About Peter Brears

Peter Brears was former Director of the Leeds City Museum and is one of England's foremost authorities on domestic artifacts and historical kitchens and cooking technology.

Details Book

Author : Peter Brears
Publisher : Prospect Books
Data Published : 01 May 2012
ISBN : 1903018870
EAN : 9781903018873
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 560 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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