Lamb Haricot – Le Menagier de Paris

HARICOT of MUTTON. Cut it into small pieces, then bring it just to the boil, then fry in bacon grease, and fry with onions chopped small and cooked, and mix in beef stock, and add mace, parsley, hyssop and sage, and put it on to boil together.

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Picnic at Petersham Park

We had such a great time at the last picnic, that we’re doing a second one, but this time at Petersham Park, Petersham from 11am – 3pm.

Co. Staple and Friends will be meeting in Petersham Park for a pot-luck picnic, some hand-craft and talking all things C14th living history.

Bring a sandwich, or a plate, and come and say hi!

Modern clothes and picnic – not a period event.

Bring hand crafts, research materials or whatever C14th stuff you’re into right now.

It’s free, it’s kid friendly and it’s open to all.

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Group Knives

Originally posted to the forum – research about kitchen knives for Company of the Staple by Richard.

I have been looking through various books and manuscripts in pursuit of images of kitchen and dining scenes. Sadly the desire to draw meticulously detailed pictures of kitchen and table implements seems to have been slightly lacking in the mind of the 14th century artist.

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Festival On the Green 2018

Company of the Staple was again at St Ives’ Festival on the Green promoting the St Ives Medieval Fair which will be on later this year (22nd and 23rd of September 2018).

In the photo are four of our members on the St Ives Thrones.

 

 

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Flax to Linen

Originally posted to the Company of the Staple Forum by Richard 

Some time in late August/early September, I planted my newest crop of flax. Unlike the first failed attempt, this crop flourished and at some point in late November burst into bloom:

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Cheese Fritters – Forme of Curye

Cheese Fritters – Forme of Cury

(Le Menagier de Paris also has a variation on the cheese fritter although that recipes involves a slightly harder cheese and cutting it into sticks and frying it.)

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Benes Yfryed – Forme of Curye

BENES YFRYED. XX.IX. I.

Take benes and seeþ hem almost til þey bersten. take and wryng out þer water clene. do þerto Oynouns ysode and ymynced. and garlec þerwith. frye hem in oile. oþer in grece. & do þerto powdour douce. & serue it forth.

Forme of Curye Online
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