Tag Archive: Food

Preserving Butter Medieval Style

Bog_of_Allen_-_Croghan_Hill

Like most people these days, we have a refrigerator to keep food fresh, and it runs on electricity — and here in Ireland, we get that from burning peat, or “turf.” A short walk from our house in the Bog of Allen, the land has been strip-mined to remove, press and dry the turf, in…

The diet of the Scots army that defeated King Edwards II’s troops at the Battle of Bannockburn

Battle of Bannockburn

To mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, researchers have found out what lined the bellies of Scots troops as they rallied against the English in 1314. They say an army marches on its stomach. And to mark the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, researchers have found out what lined the…

Battle Castle coming to History TV Canada

From the great folks over at Battle Castle we get a first look at the TV Trailer for Battle Castle. Airing on History Television Canada and hosted by Dan Snow. Visit the Battle Castle Website to view all the castles. On twitter you can find Battle Castle at @BattleCastle and Dan Snow is @TheHistoryGuy. Battle…

Eat like a Teutonic Knight

Eat like a Teutonic Knight: Cherry Soup

“A soup like this is not the work of one man. It is the result of a constantly refined tradition. There are nearly a thousand years of history in this soup.” Willa Cather, ‘Death Comes for the Archbishop’ (1927) Our friends over at Battle Castle are having a medieval soup challenge! Writer Nicole Tomlinson was…

New medieval pub in Northampton will sell wild boar and pigeon pie

A medieval theme bar could soon open on the site of a former Northampton estate agents. Businessman Paul Hepworth was yesterday granted a licence by Northampton Borough Council to run Olde England on the corner of Kettering Road and Hood Street near the Racecourse. During a 90-minute hearing at the Guildhall, Mr Hepworth told the…