Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle Upon Tyne will be hosting its third Eat Medieval Summer School. This unique and immersive five-day experience takes place from September 2nd to 6th, 2024.
Want to improve your cooking? A thousand-year-old text from the Middle Ages has many great tips, ranging from the best way to prepare vegetables to getting rid of that burnt smell from your food.
A comprehensive examination of fishing in medieval Europe, including how they were caught, how they went from sea (or river) to market, and what happened when overfishing led to scarcities.
The Mongol Empire reached the height of its power in the 13th century. It was also during this time that yak milk became a popular drink among its elite, a new study has found.
Pears have been a popular fruit since ancient times, but the medieval writer Alexander Neckam raised some warnings about eating this food – especially without wine.
A collection of over 80 recipes written in the first half of the 15th century, by a cook who worked in the service of Pope Martin V (1417-31).
When medieval people chose what wine to drink, they might check its colour, smell and taste. More importantly, the choice was often an individual one based on what was the healthiest drink for them.
Because medieval people ate with their hands, there is a common idea that they had no table manners at all.
If the medieval meal you’re imagining looks a little bit like a modern wedding, you’re not too far off.
One of the oddest myths about the Middle Ages is that people did not drink water.
Europe was a veritable beehive of activity when it came to the medieval honey trade. A study just published in the Journal of…
By Andrea Maraschi Although their origins were older, ordeals were still practiced in medieval Europe. Usually, they were aimed at verifying an individual’s…
Saffron is one of the world’s prized spices: rare, costly, and of a distinctive flavour.
If you want to learn about how people in the Middle Ages cooked and ate, you might want to be in Newcastle this September for a five-day in-person course.
This 14th-century recipe is made with wine, honey, and variety of spices. It is a modern recreation based on instructions in the book Le Ménagier de Paris.
This episode of the Medieval Grad Podcast is tasty! Adam Morin discusses with Lucie Laumonier the ins and out of Byzantine cuisine. What did a Byzantine grocery list look like? And what did people eat?
A look at the Mongol royal courts and their relationship with alcohol.
If you wanted to hold a medieval wedding feast, you could do well to follow the example given by Annibale II Bentivoglio and Lucrezia d’Este in 1487.
There are many types of bread in the world, but white bread is the most popular. The reason for this goes back to seventh-century England.
Very few people in England ate large amounts of meat before the Norse settled, and there is no evidence that elites ate more meat than other people, a major new bioarchaeological study suggests.
This 13th-century recipe comes from Iberia and is made with mushrooms, eggs, and other readily available ingredients.
A five-day virtual cookery course which will recreate a medieval Christmas with recipes from Germany, France and England, will be hosted by the team at Eat Medieval next month from December 6th to 10th.
Shieldmaiden in the Kitchen is a YouTube channel by Terri Barnes, a medievalist historian who focuses on the Viking Age. On the channel she combines and shares her love of history and cooking with how-to videos and recipes.