28th June – 2nd July 2021
Royal Food from Northern and Southern Medieval Europe
Join Andy Hook (Blackfriars Restaurant) and Professor Giles Gasper (Durham University) for a journey to from England to Catalunya, featuring one of the most celebrated Middle English recipe collections, the Forme of Cury. Associated with the masterchefs of Richard II, we will explore the range and depth of the over 200 recipes it contains. Rabbit, fruit tarts, pies, vegetables, pancakes, and many more dishes besides. And we’ll contrast this northern collection with the Sent Sovi Catalan recipes.
We’ll present examples of medieval music as well, and films and podcasts from the Eat Medieval academic team on medieval literature, land-use and management, the reign of Richard II examples, and lots more. At the centre is the manuscript copy of Forme of Cury which is held here in Durham, the oldest copy and a wonderful document to explore. With filming from Alan Fentiman and recordings of the recipes in their original lanagues, we have a treat for you in store. Medieval Food for the Modern Restaurant – come and enjoy!
Our live Zoom sessions run from 28th June to 2nd July but the course stays open until the beginning of August 24th – so plenty of time still to book on! Once you book you’ll get the passcodes for the course – what’s not to like!
Book Now through Blackfriars Restaurant
£125 per person (discount codes apply)
Once your booking is made we will send you a code to unlock pages on this website for your list of ingredients, some advice on quantities and sourcing, and historical outlines of the recipes. A second code will follow for access to the main course.