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Almond Pudding

What is pudding? When I discuss Renaissance food with my American college students, the word “pudding” inspires memories of sweet, creamy dessert (often eaten from a plastic tub with a peel-off top). The question of pudding as a recipe category...
From: Cooking in the Archives on 27 Jan 2020

Georgian era recipes for cheesecakes, custards, tarts and syllabubs

In our last blog, we looked at the Cheesecake House in Hyde Park where you could feast upon all manner of delicious cheesecakes, custards, tarts and syllabubs. Today, we thought we would share a few Georgian era recipes for these delicacies. One thing...
From: All Things Georgian on 20 Sep 2018

Georgian cakes and puddings

Have recently made the most delicious ginger and lemon cake from a modern, detailed, step by step recipe on the internet it seemed an opportune time to see what the recipes for cakes and puddings were like in the early 1800s. The recipe books seem to...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Jul 2016

Buon Natale

In early modern Florence, on Christmas day, most shops closed for business as they do today. However, let us imagine that the royal apothecary, Stefano Rosselli, kept his Speziale al Giglio opened for a few hours in order that his customers could pick...
From: Conciatore on 25 Dec 2013

St. John Almond on the Son Rise Morning Show

I'll be on the Son Rise Morning Show today at about 7:45 a.m. Eastern/6:45 a.m. Central to talk about today's English Martyr, St. John Almond. Last year was the 400th anniversary of his execution and the Archdiocese of Liverpool remembered the martyr...

Robert Herrick’s penchant for (feminine) almonds

By Colleen Kennedy  THE BRIDE-CAKE. by Robert Herrick THIS day, my Julia, thou must make For Mistress Bride the wedding-cake : Knead but the dough, and it will be To paste of almonds turn’d by thee : Or kiss it … Continue reading →
From: The Recipes Project on 28 Nov 2013

St. John Almond, One of Forty

St. John Almond is one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, executed during the reign of King James I:Saint John Almond was born in Allerton in the year 1576 into a Catholic family in a time when being a Catholic was against the law. John spent...

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