HOF Episode 18: Crusades and Plagues (later Middle Ages)

How did Europe get out of its dark ages? It’s not a wholesome story, as the secret to their success was mainly the conquest and plunder of other peoples’ luxury goods, namely their foods and spices. Classic Europe.

Would it surprise if I told you that the Black Death did a lot to help as well? Come take a culinary journey through the High and Late Middle Ages, and see why.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Food: A Cultural and Culinary History, lecture by Ken Albala

The Forme of Cury

Le Viandier de Tallevent

Life in a Medieval Castle: Medieval Food

The Food Timeline

Trubek, Amy B. (2000). Haute Cuisine: How the French Invented the Culinary Profession. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press

Economic History Association – The Economic Impact of the Black Death

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