COOKBOOKS Winners by Countries – Gourmand Awards 2020 D05 CULINARY HISTORY USA – A Hastiness of Cooks, Cynthia D. Bertelsen (Turquoise Moon Press) https://www.cookbookfair.com/i…/gourmand-awards/winners-2020
At the risk of being self-serving, I’d love to mention a couple of books that are not on all the books-for-Christmas lists: A Hastiness of Cooks: A Practical Handbook for Use in Deciphering the Mysteries of Historic Recipes and Cookbooks “A remarkable volume littered with insight and a wealth of resources. Writing with warmth and … More Holidays are A’Comin’ – Break Out the Gifts
Absolutely delicious, served with freshly baked bread: See recipe and discussion HERE. This is the kind of recipe you can make by following instructions and hints found in “A Hastiness of Cooks”.
If you’ve ever tried to read Chaucer in the original language, you know what you’re up against when you tackle a recipe dating from the poet’s time period. Actually, when you read The Canterbury Tales, you have it fairly easy, for there’s a multitude of resources to help you as you plunge through Chaucer’s Middle … More What’s That You Say??? Medieval Culinary Terminology Unmasked*
In my latest book, “A Hastiness of Cooks”, I deliberately skimmed over France and her culinary heritage. Not because I thought her culinary heritage not worth acknowledging, but because I wanted to savor that heritage in a different medium or venue. With that sentiment in mind, I pulled Terence Scully’s treatise – The Vivendier – … More Pignagoscé sur chapons (Pignagoscé on Capons), Plus Some Words on Paleography
You’re probably wondering what “A Hastiness of Cooks” means. Read the following definition and you’ll see why the phrase inspired me in writing my new book, “A Hastiness of Cooks“: A word game, popular in the great households of late medieval England, had at its heart the creation of collective nouns. In the lists of … More “A Hastiness of Cooks”: A How-to Handbook for Lovers of Historic Cooking and Cookbooks
A recipe analyzed in my upcoming book, A Hastiness of Cooks.