In the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) I am known as the Honorable Lady Bronwyn ni Mhathain, Shire of Winged Hills, Barony Flaming Gryphon, Midrealm. I learned to cook with my grandmother and my mom.  If you found your way here, I am assuming you have an interest in food and history like me.

Give it Forth was created in 2015.  I thought I would try something new and keep track of what it is I do, experiments, feasts, wannabe feasts, idea's, gardening, herblore and herbcraft. Here you will find my personal project, interpreting the instructions found in  Two fifteenth-century cookery-books : Harleian MS. 279 (ab 1430), & Harl. MS. 4016 (ab. 1450), with extracts from Ashmole MS. 1439, Laud MS. 553, & Douce MS. 55 by Thomas Austin.  This book was the last book my mom gave to me before she passed.  She helped me when I was creating feasts in my earliest years of the SCA.  We wanted to do this together but at the time neither of us was able to interpret the recipes.

I am pleasantly surprised at how this blog has grown.  To those who have subscribed, shared the interpretations, and hopefully tried them, and helped make this a success --Thank you.  Here is to the next chapter. Huzzah!




  1. Great site you've got here! Totally enjoying your research! You're feasts are impressive!


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