Category Archives: Ancient Recipes

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns Hot Cross Buns: As both Easter and Beltaine are just around the corner, here’s a recipe for hot cross buns. Hot cross buns are an ancient Pagan food incorporated into modern Christian Easter celebrations. The first recorded … Continue reading

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Eostre Biscuits

In the West Country of England there are a lot of different biscuits, cakes and puddings that make their appearance at Easter. Some of the Cornish biscuits are referred to as “cakes”, because they mimic the huge traditional feast cakes … Continue reading

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Recipes for Imbolc

Batter Puddings: Batter puddings are created by dropping the batter into the fat drippings of roasting meat. Each region of the British Isles has its own variation of a batter pudding. When meat was hard to come by, a batter … Continue reading

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Ancient Recipes for Modern Kitchens is Here

I’ve just published another e book. Ancient Recipes for Modern Kitchens presents 119 recipes from antiquity along with their history modernized for your use. They are organized to reflect the turning of the seasons of the year. This book helps … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Samhain Recipes

The festival of Samhain is upon us.  For those of you who aren’t Pagan like me, that’s what we Wiccans call Halloween.  It is the Celtic New Year, and the time of year when people preserved food and salted meat … Continue reading

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