Tag: food history

Women’s History Month guest, Adeline Teoh

Tea history has fascinating byways. Adeline Teoh introduces us to one of them.

The food (including a recipe and test for Cornish Meat Rolls) in The Wizardry of Jewish Women

A group of enthusiastic cooks and lovely people are making recipes mentioned in my new novel, The Wizardry of Jewish Women. I almost always have recipes lurking beneath my fiction. Even my next novel (which I’m editing this week) contains food which I can cook, and it takes place off-planet! My new novel is set …

Continue reading


My course on food in history starts on 5 February ( there are still places, if anyone Canberra is interested ) so I thought I’d start the 17th century food cookalong-at-home next weekend, to bring all my foodie stuff into alignment. Every month I’ll put recipes up in the last weekend of the month for …

Continue reading

Asking Historians About Food

This post first appeared on my Food History blog on 14/9/2007 I get asked about historical background for fiction by quite a few writers. I hear “I want a Renaissance/Medieval/Victorian dinner – tell me what to do” from an increasing number of people. It’s about time I explained certain basics. Sensible people take these basics …

Continue reading