|Lisa Graves & Tricia Cohen.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||152 / 2016|
In the kitchens of the Middle Ages, cauldrons bubbled on the hearths, whole oxen were roasted on spits, and recipes routinely included such ingredients as peafowl and elderflower. Such feasts are unfortunately hard to replicate today, and so Tricia Cohen and Lisa Graves invite us to eat, drink, and be medieval with these contemporary adaptations of such recipes as Welsh Rarebit, Good Queen's Wassail, Last of the Harvest Chutney, and the curiously named Girdle Crackers. With wit aplenty, here are introductions to such semi-forgotten holidays as Plough Monday, St. Swithin's Day, and Martinmas, and the book is illumined by Graves's appealing illustrations, which take their cue from medieval paintings.