Browse Category

Food history

Three Clover Cakes

Trekløverkager

I found this for three clover cakes recipe in one of my mom’s 1980’s recipe books. I had never seen anything like them before, so I had to try it out! It turned out to be a rather tasty small cake or large cookie – I am not sure which is the better word. It was found in a Christmas cookbook, but I do not know it as a Christmas cookie, so I think you could bake it at any time of the year. I am baking them for the a larp event.

Keep Reading

Jewish Christmas Cookies

Jødekager

These cookies were developed by Jewish bakers in Copenhagen in the early 1800’s at some point. They are part of the Danish Christmas cookie pantheon. If you ask most of my family they are the best part. There are many versions of this recipe, I have found a few for you. My family’s recipe as well as two from 1890 – they are quite different.

Keep Reading

Alimenti: vino bianco, dal Taccuino Sanitatis, Manoscritto Casanatense 4182

Lutendranck

Lutendranck was the first historic spiced wine I tasted. Lutendranck is a medieval sweetened and spiced white wine that was typically enjoyed cold. The name means lute drink – or as my boyfriend calls it “gitar wine”. It is sweet and spiced and totally yummy. The batch I made last week started tasting kind of like good mead and now tastes very spiced but still totally delicious.

Keep Reading

Historisk kogebog: kogekunst i Danmark 1616-1910

.Historisk kogebog: kogekunst i Danmark 1616-1910Title: Historisk kogebog: kogekunst i Danmark 1616-1910
Author: Else-Marie Boyhus
Genre: Historical cookbook, food history, renaissance, early modern, modern

If you have any interest in Danish food history between 1600 and 1900, then this is a must read! The book is both a book about food history and it is a cookbook in the sense that it is full of recipes from historic Danish cookbooks. I have already tried to cook already tried a few of the recipes and her translations are easy to work from. There is a huge number of illustrations that makes it book wonderful to look at and inviting. All of the illustrations are from the period they are accompanying.
Keep Reading

Hypocras

My boyfriend and I are talking about doing some reenactment markeds – at some point in the future. We are talking about the possibility of going as spiced wine merchants. In the past I have made a spiced white wine, Lutendranck, which is really tasty. So when I had two liter of red wine sitting around and ran into a recipe for hypocras I of course had to try it. After making both I have started collecting different recipes for both wines.

Keep Reading

Middelaldermad, Kulturhistorie, kilder og 99 opskrifter

Middelaldermad, Kulturhistorie, Kilder Og 99 OpskrifterTitle: Middelaldermad, Kulturhistorie, kilder og 99 opskrifter
Author: Bi Skaarup, Henrik Jacobsen
Genre: Historical cookbook, middel ages, medieval

I really enjoyed “Middelaldermad…”. The book was helpful and full of great infomation about food and cooking in the middle ages. It is a quite readable book and a good introduction to cooking medieval food. The recipes work well, taste good and are quite easy to follow. They also include the source material, so you can track it down if you want more infomation.

Keep Reading