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Modern White Beans

White Beans and Bacon

Medieval White Beans and Bacon “Then came lamprey pie, honeyed ham, buttered carrots, white beans and bacon, and roast swan stuffed with mushrooms and oysters.” (A Clash of Kings) Modern White Beans and Bacon Our thoughts: Both of these recipes are absolutely wonderful. The medieval recipe

Potted Hare

Potted Hare

“Littlefinger turned away. ‘Boy, are you fond of potted hare?’ he asked Podrick Payne.” (II:199) Elizabethan Potted Hare Our Thoughts: This quirky dish, still found in the UK, might be one of our new weekend staples.  The Elizabethan version is quite basic in flavor as

Medieval Apple Fritters

Apple Crisps

Medieval Apple Fritters “For the sweet, Lord Caswell’s servants brought down trays of pastries from his castle kitchens, cream swans and spun-sugar unicorns, lemon cakes in the shape of roses, spiced honey biscuits and blackberry tarts, apple crisps and wheels of buttery cheese.” -A Clash

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Salad of Green Beans, Onions and Beets

“The wedding feast began with a thin leek soup, followed by a salad of green beans, onions, and beets…” (III:74) Medieval Green Bean, Onion and Beet Salad Modern Green Bean, Onion and Beet Salad Our thoughts: We are huge fans of beetroot, in fact they

Medieval Pork Pie with Currants

Pork Pie

“‘If I could fly, I’d be back at Castle Black eating a pork pie,’ said Sam.” -A Clash of Kings Thoughts: When we began to make these, we naively thought, “Two meat pies?  We’ll surely have leftovers for days!”  They were gone within hours.  Like

Elizabethan Lemoncakes, version 1

Lemoncakes, part 2

*UPDATE: If you dip the tops of the Elizabethan cakes in Lemon Curd, they become exquisitely delicious.  I can’t keep them in the house for more than a few hours!* Thoughts: First of all, I’d like to thank the author over at Phantasmagorical Musings for

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Lemon Cakes

Medieval Lemon Cakes “Later came sweetbreads and pigeon pie and baked apples fragrant with cinnamon and lemon cakes frosted in sugar, but by then Sansa was so stuffed that she could not manage more than two little lemon cakes, as much as she loved them. “ Modern Lemon Cakes


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