Useful Internet websites for Medieval food research

compiled by THL Katja Davidova Orlova Khazarina

(Chris Adler)



Booksellers/book search engines who carry

Medieval cookbook reprints, redactions, and food history books


Acanthus Books




AddALL Book Search and Price Comparison

Food Heritage Press

Greenduck Designs

Independent Online Booksellers Association

Jessica's Biscuit/

Oxbow Books

Poison Pen Press

Potboiler Press


Reid & Wright


Online Medieval/ancient food history periodicals

Index to the Oxford Symposium on Food Documents

Petits Propos Culinaires

Serve It Forth! (a periodical for/by SCA cooks)


Online period resources (many are partial postings)

Alte Kochrezepte aus dem bayrischen

Closet of… Sir Kenelme Digbie Knight, Opened

Culinary gleanings from John Gerard's Herball or General Historie of Plantes

Das Kochbuch der Sabina Welserin

Du Fait de Cuisine

Forme of Cury

Le Ménagier De Paris

Liber Cure Cocorum

Rheinfränkisches Kochbuch


Lists of period sources and/or books on Medieval cooking/food (some are out of print)


SCA Inc. food/cooking webpages

Digest archives for SCA-Cooks list

Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage

SCA Online College of Culinary Sciences

Stefan's Florilegium

(compilations of SCA-Cooks list discussions on beverages, feasts, food, food-books, food-breads, food-by region, sweet/decorated foods, food-vegetables, and plants/herbs/spices)


Webpages of food/cooking links, redactions, menus, articles, sources, etc.

Cariadoc's Miscellany

Catalina Alvarez


Cindy Renfrow's Culinary History Page

Cooking in Østgarðr

Hitchhiker's Guide to Ancient Cookery

Le Poulet Gauche (life and food in 16th Century France)

Master Huen's A Boke of Gode Cookery

Medieval & Renaissance Cookery Webring Homepage

The Olde Cookery Book

Ravensgard Food and Culinary Arts

Terry Nutter's Culinary History Zone


Merchants who sell difficult-to-find Medieval spices and/or ingredients

Francesco Sirene, Spicer (Sugar cones, long pepper, cubebs, etc. Run by a SCAdian)

The House-On-The-Hill (Replicas of Medieval cookie molds)

King Arthur Flour Company (Saffron, whole grains, flours, sugars, lots of great kitchen toys, etc.)

Penn Herb Co. Ltd

Penzeys Spices (WONDERFULLY strong spices and herbs in bulk at decent prices)

Pepperers Guild (Cubebs, grains of paradise, poudre douce, etc. Run by SCAdians)

World Spice Merchants

©1999 Chris P. Adler