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How To Eat Like A King---Literally!

Greetings! My name is Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon, and I am a resident
of the Canton of Riverouge in the Barony of Endless Hills, 
(North Eastern Pennsylvania, USA,)in the Sylvan Kingdom of 
Aethelmearc, a division of the historical group called the SCA (see 
below). One of my favorite hobbies is cooking. Historical Cooking. I 
love to take recipes from Medieval or Rennaisance cookbook 
manuscripts and turn them into real food people love to eat. 
We call the art of translating old recipes into modern terms 
REDACTING.

Redacting can be quite fun. Recent projects included a feast cooked
from Platina (a Rennaisance Italian cookbook that reads like a 
health manual), and have been recently experimenting with historical 
gingerbread recipes---did you know that historical gingerbread 
ranges from a taffy-like confections of breadcrumbs, spices, and 
honey, to a cookie-like confection that is so hard when baked and 
cooled that it can be used like wood to build structures?

In addition to these creative sessions in the 
kitchen, I make cheese, mead, beer and sausages 
from scratch. I aslo participate in re-enactments 
from other eras, and love to see how food has 
evolved over the ages. So, come into the kitchen, 
put your feet up, and have a cup of tea. 

Welcome to my kitchen.

Historical Cooking and other Links

Cindy Renfrow's links page
Neat cooking and historical links from this champion of redaction.
Medieval and Rennaisance Food page
More nifty info about how to cook the food your ancestors did!
Food, Drink, and Cookery in Medieval Society
Find cool books about medieval food here!
This is It! Your Chance to Try a Recipe!
Make this at home, as you think it should be, and let me know what you think! Under Construction.
Easy Medieval and Rennaisance Recipes you can try your hand at.
Don't let "medieval-ese" scare you--you can make this food easily and read the language! Under Construction.
Fifteenth Century Life
Dining in State: A High Cuisine Guide
The Olde Cookery Page
Instructions, sources, neat links.
Stefan's Florilegium--Food Section
All the informative questins and answers about Medieval and renaissance food you've been pining for--including some from Aoife, Herself!
Society for Creative Anachronism
A Medieval and Renaissance re-creation Society (sort of), created in the 60's in California by some renowned folk such as sci-fi writer Marion Zimmer Bradley. Cooking Links under Arts and Sciences.
Beehive Oven Project
See how we did it, start to firing.


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This page has been created for use by Aoife. Any opinions or errors are my own.

I know there are hundreds if not thousands of folks out there who wish to have a taste of the past without extensive commitments from their busy lives. These pages are for those folks, who have a healthy curiosity and a healthy appetite. If, somehow, you should read this and wonder what the SCA is all about, please see for yourself at http://www.sca.org (linked above) . You will find the cooking section under Arts and Sciences. Happy hunting! Aoife