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”

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!”

Planting a Medieval Garden in Hamsterley Village

This weekend Hamsterley village, a tiny, beautiful place located between Teesdale and Weardale, celebrates its annual Flower Festival with a twist. ‘Magna Flora’ is a two-day event to coincide with the celebrations surrounding the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and in honour of all things medieval, the village have transformed a corner of their MilleniumContinue reading “Planting a Medieval Garden in Hamsterley Village”

Medieval food, Scandi-style

Like any medievalist worth their salt, a visit to Stockholm wouldn’t be complete without a peek into the¬†Medeltidsmuseet, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, located under the Norrbro bridge between the Royal Palace and the Opera House. The museum tells the story of medieval Stockholm from the mid-thirteenth century, and comes complete with excavated graveyard, warship,Continue reading “Medieval food, Scandi-style”