Welcome to my cooking adventures! 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 have an interest in historic cooking, food history, and interpreting and recreating historic recipes and other food related things. I hope you enjoy.
Dayboard: Push for Pennsic - 16th & Early 17th Century Italian Dishes
Served July 9, 2022, for Aveline de Ceresbroch
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to cook for a dear friend and prepare a dayboard for the Push for Pennsic event held in my hometown of Troy, Ohio. The event was hosted by the Marche of Havenhold. This was a fun meal to put together and I am grateful for the opportunity to have done it. Thank you Aveline for asking :-)
I was able to work with a few recipes that I did not think I would be able to do on a much larger scale. I learned quite a few new things, and, several recipes will be making an appearance again!
Most of the recipes can be found in "The Opera of Bartolomeo Scappi". However, two of the recipes are found in Bartolomeo Stefani's "L' Arte di ben cucinare", available for free on Google Books at the link in the title. I had to translate from the original language into English, and then construct the recipe. Lastly, Project Gutenberg's"A Book Of Fruits And Flowers" by Anonymous supplied another recipe.
The menu is below:
Uva Fresca di Piu sorti - grapes of all manners - Scappi
Mandorle e noci fresche -Fresh walnuts and almonds -Scappi
Mostaccioli a la Romana - sweet cake - Del Turco
Ingredient list - sugar, flour, almond flour, egg yolk, cinnamon powder, opt: dried fruit
Insalata di arance tagliate a fette, servite con zucchero e acqua di rose - Sliced orange salad with orange flower water and sugar - Scappi
Ingredient list - oranges, orange flower water, lemon juice, dates, mint
Cascio - A Selection of Cheese - Manchego, White Cheddar & Gouda
Per preparare un twist ripieno. - To prepare a filled twist. - fruit stuffed pastry - Scappi
Ingredient list - currants (or raisins), dates, red wine, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, rosewater, flour, yeast, eggs, butter, salt
Conditi, & confettioni a beneplacito Comfits and candies to one's taste - Scappi
Marzipan flavored with Quince
Candied Angelica, Orange, Ginger, and Lemon Peels
Figs in the French Fashion
"L' Arte Di Ben Cucinare". Google Books, 2022, https://www.google.com/books/edition/L_arte_di_ben_cucinare/J6M_AAAAcAAJ?q=&gbpv=1#f=false. Accessed 18 July 2022.
"The Opera Of Bartolomeo Scappi (1570)". Google Books, 2022, https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Opera_of_Bartolomeo_Scappi_1570/oF2jsqrWtEkC?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover. Accessed 18 July 2022.
"The Project Gutenberg Ebook Of A Book Of Fruits And Flowers". Gutenberg.Org, 2022, https://www.gutenberg.org/files/13265/13265-h/13265-h.htm. Accessed 18 July 2022.