Monthly Archives: November 2010

Gingerbread

Yule is approaching, so I thought that I’d share some stuff about gingerbread for you fantasy writers that include culinary stuff in your works. Ginger originally came from Indonesia and Malaysia. It appeared in Greek recipes dating back to 2000 … Continue reading

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Winter is a Coming In

American Poet Ezra Pound, in her Lustra collection (1913), parodied Summer is a Coming In as follows: Winter is icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm, Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. Skiddeth bus and … Continue reading

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Japanese Sword Terminology

I’ve just added some Japanese sword terminology for the katana and tachi on the weapons page. Regards, Charles

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Onion Soup

    Since a number of people commented on the ancient soup recipes idea, here’s another for you:  Onion soup.  Onion soup was enjoyed by the ancient Romans and Greeks. Onions were common in the Old World and were used in … Continue reading

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Armour and Weapons for Fantasy Writers

I’ve just added a couple of pages to my blog on ancient armour and weapons for fantasy writers. Regards, Charles

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Ancient Soups

Chances are if your fantasy characters are in a pseudo-medieval setting that they’ll be eating soup.  The term soup derives from an post-classical Latin verb suppare (“soak”), which was borrowed from the German root “sup,” from which we get the modern … Continue reading

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