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Books I use to research period food

Help! What does "bray" or
"seethe it well" mean??
Cindy Renfrow's Glossary of Medieval Culinary Terms
GodeCookery's Glossary of Medieval Food Terms

How do I measure these ingredients?
Weights & Measures Equivalents)
Measurement conversion tables (old terms)
International conversions

How do I read these foreign words?
(Online Translation Programs)
Medieavum (for German)
English to Latin Translator
Bubl Link (Old French)
German to other languages Translators

Where can I buy those books?
Poison Pen Press
Food Heritage Press
Acanthus Books
Prospect Books
Boydell & Brewer
Jessica's Biscuit
Dover Publications
Reid & Wright Antiquarian Books
Cookbook Stores
Books for Cooks

Magazines on food history:
Serve It Forth!
Food History News
Petits Propos Culinaires
Kitchen Arts & Letters
Fine Cooking
Cooks Illustrated

Unusual spices or ingredients:
The Pepperer's Guild (cubebs!)
Francesco Sirene, Spicer (long pepper, cone sugar)
Penzeys Spices (cassia & cinnamon)
Sweet Celebrations (gum tragacanth)
King Arthur Flour Company   (whole grains)
Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company
Seeds of Change (heirloom plant seeds)
New England Cheesemaking Supply Company
Northwest Smoking and Sausage Supplies

Unusual cooking/baking equipment:

House on the Hill (historic cookie molds)
Lehman's Non-Electric Catalog (cast-iron pots)

ListServs about period food:
Archives of the SCA-Cooks list
SCA-Ęthelmearc Cooks Yahoo list page
SCA-Bakers Yahoo list page
GodeCookery discussion group

Food history symposiums:
Serve It Forth! Cooks Conference
Oxford Symposia Papers (at Acanthus Books)
Leeds Symposium Books (at Acanthus Books)
Research Centre for the History of Food & Drink
International Congress on Medieval Studies

Misc. helpful modern food links:
U.S. Personal Chef Association
Food TV Network
Rose Levy Beranbaum article on Sugar

Food throughout history:
The Food Timeline
Primary sources for Medieval food:
An Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook
The Closet of Sir Kenelme Digby, Opened
John Baptista Porta's
Of Cookery
Culinary & Dietetic Texts of the Middle Ages
Das Kochbuch der Sabine Welserin (Gloning's trans.)
Sabine Welserin (Valoise Armstrong's translation)
Hugh Plat's
Delightes for Ladies
Du Fait de Cuisine
Gervase Markham's The English Housewife
Ein Buch von Guter Spise
Ein New Kochbuch
Forme of Cury
Two Fifteenth Century Cookbooks
Thomas Dawson's The Good Huswifes Jewell
Grewe Biblioteca Collection - 16th Century
Grewe Biblioteca Collection - 17th Century
Manual de Mujeres
Le Menagier de Paris
Rupert de Nola's
Libre de Doctrina
A Queen's Delight
Rheinfrankisches Kochbuch
A Treatise of Taxes & Contributions

Early English Books Online
(Username: malory/ PW: welcome)

My favorite websites for researching Medieval food & cooking:
Duke Sir Cariadoc's Homepage
Cariadoc's Miscellany
A Boke of Gode Cookery
Cindy Renfrow's Homepage
Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage
Stefan's Florilegium

Other sites I like:
Terry's Culinary Food History
Kingdom of Atlantia's Food & Cooking Links
Stewpot Period Culinary Culinary Guild
Food & Drink in Anglo-Saxon England
Le Poulet Gauche
Katherine's Webpage
A Newe Boke of Olde Cokery
Library of the University of Barcelona
Old Cookbooks and Food History
The Medieval & Renaissance Cookery Webring
Shakespeare and Food
SCA Feast Survey

Recipe Redactions & Menus:
La Feste a la Tour du Lac
Feast at The Hunt for the Michaelmas Goose
Lammas Harvest Feasts
Ancient Roman Dishes
Medieval Mediterranean Cookery
Tardpolane redaction
Cemolella Ciciliana

Medieval beverages research:
Brewing & Beverages links
Medieval/Renaissance Brewing Homepage
Cindy Renfrow Brewing History Links
The London Country Brewer
Thackrey Library of Period Brewing Texts
Boar's Hunt recipes
The Mead Lovers Readme Page
The Mead Hall

Useful articles on Medieval food:
Serving Safe Food in the SCA
Locking and Loading the Ovens
Food and Drink of Eastern Europe
The History of Eating Utensils
The Basics of Making Cheese

Artwork of Medieval cooking or food:
Medieval/Renaissance Food Clipart Collection
A Feast for the Eyes
Tacuinum Sanitatis
Alchemy Images
Byzantine Bread Stamps
NetSERF Clip Art
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Cooks Guild Webpage
visitors since August 2001