Medieval Cookery at Blackfriars

Yesterday was bright and warm(ish) in the north-east of England; and a perfect day for a class on medieval cookery. Led by Blackfriars’ new Cookery School Chef, Anthony O’Shaugnessy, whom you may remember as a semi-finalist in series 14 of MasterChef; with help from Andy Hook, Giles Gasper, Florence Swan, and Mollie Hook, the classContinue reading “Medieval Cookery at Blackfriars”

New course arriving soon! Fit for a King

Here at Eat Medieval we are very excited about our upcoming course 28th June – 2nd July (for which there are still places – book here – and book soon!). The course materials stay available for up to four weeks afterwards so you can take your time, experiment, and share your expertise and experience onContinue reading “New course arriving soon! Fit for a King”

New Features from Eat Medieval

The Eat Medieval team are really looking forward to our next course, which starts in 9 days (we do have places left and there is still plenty of time to book). It’s been fascinating to explore the recipes and their collections over the last few months. We’ve learnt a lot – the balancing of sweetContinue reading “New Features from Eat Medieval”

Talking of Medieval Easter

As part of the activities and preparations for our next online course – Fast and Feast: A Taste of Easter Past – Professor Giles Gasper will be giving a talk as part of the Durham Inspired Live in Lockdown series on March 17th at 18.00 UK time (GMT). This series has been running all theContinue reading “Talking of Medieval Easter”

Thank you to the Hexham Local History Society

Earlier in February, the evening of the 9th to be precise, Giles Gasper gave a talk about the collection of sauces from 12th century Durham to the Hexham Local History Society. The ‘Sauces from Poitou’ collection was discovered by Professor Faith Wallis of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, analysed by her and Giles in an academicContinue reading “Thank you to the Hexham Local History Society”

Old Yule

Have you ever wondered about Christmas in the Middle Ages? At Eat Medieval we have been thinking about exactly that. And just in time for Christmas! We still have places left on our new online course for Christmas – so do book, and share the news! Now, the Middle Ages in Europe is a longContinue reading “Old Yule”

A Taste of the Past Day 1: Mutton, Lamb (and 13th century WiFi)

An enormous thank you to everyone who has signed up and embarked on this Eat Medieval journey with us to taste the past. The online, virtual cookery school allows us to share our love for medieval culture cuisine and its modern interpretation with fellow foodies and scholars around the globe. We’ve welcomed over 80 participantsContinue reading “A Taste of the Past Day 1: Mutton, Lamb (and 13th century WiFi)”

A Taste of the Past – Tomorrow!

We’ll delighted that our online course A Taste of the Past opens tomorrow – and thank you to everyone one who has signed up! We have a week working through recipes from the 12th century – which is very early tradition for medieval culinary collections. And we’ve gone to the 13th century for some sweeterContinue reading “A Taste of the Past – Tomorrow!”