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The preparations take weeks. There is hunting and hawking, milling and baking, brewing and churning .... Then, in the great vaulted kitchen, the cooking begins in earnest! One after ...
The preparations take weeks. There is hunting and hawking, milling and baking, brewing and churning .... Then, in the great vaulted kitchen, the cooking begins in earnest! One after another the sumptuous dishes emerge — succulent roasts, birds baked in Pies, and fantastic sculptures of pastry and marzipan. And to the music of minstrels, while jugglers juggle and jesters jest, the guests in the Great Hall eat their way through it all. The lord gives his King a feast to remember!
With A Medieval Feast Aliki creates a joyful extravaganza to bring the character and color of a distant world tantalizingly close.
Describes the preparation and celebration of a medieval feast held at an English manor house entertaining royal guests.
Posted December 18, 2011
When I was still a media specialist in an elementary school, I enjoyed sharing this book with students. The amount of food eaten was almost beyond belief and the length of a meal was time consuming, but that was apparently their main occupation (for the rich). If I recall, we were even given a glimpse into obtaining the foods.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.