Nice to see medieval cookery turning up in the more mainstream news, albeit in conjunction with
plagiarism theft online intellectual property rights:
“Back in 2005, Monica Gaudio wrote a nice piece about apple pie recipes for a medieval cookery enthusiast blog. Five years later, her post appeared nearly verbatim—without compensation or permission—in Cooks Source magazine. And then it got worse.”
Read on, and comments too, at Attention: The Web Is Not Public Domain, Gizmodo (2010-11-04).
Happy post-Samhain etc., and may the apple pie be plentiful. Apples plain and simple too, and all manner of cooked concoctions, preserves, and other alchemical marvels. May the long-life joys and treasures from 2010’s harvest be, well, long-lasting, for winter-long fruitful enjoyment.
For your further delectation, some finds c/o Google image search:
- “Medieval Apple Fritters,” coquinaria.nl: this is not to imply any association between the monstrous events above and frittering, frivolity, and flippancy; any frittering-related imputations would concern Obrienaternal uses and abuses of time and brain, and a comment on how the Obrienaternal mind works.
Also, I like apple fritters.
- Rare Books Room: includes some herbals, and gorgeous 19th c. botanical volumes
- “History of the Carrot Part 3: AD 200-1500,” from the Carrot Museum. Seeing as how carrots and apples go well together, ’tis the season for both, and Gingers like Carrots and any excuse to express orange-spectrum solidarity (ginger itself also goes nicely with apples and/or carrots too, of course). They also have some lovely images of manuscript pages… tasty…