Tudor Food Recipes

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Tudor Food Recipes

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Tudor Food Recipes

Tudor Food Recipes
Traditionally, Middle Ages food Recipes were passed from one generation to the next by word of mouth. The the art of cooking and food Recipes were passed verbally from mother to daughter or from master to apprentice. The first Recipe books were printed in England during the 1500's - Tudor food Recipes would have  included food Recipes used during the earlier Middle Ages.

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Facts and Information about Tudor Food Recipes
Tudor food Recipes were written in a totally different way to modern Recipes!

  • There were no lists of ingredients in Tudor food Recipes - these were included as part of the text
  • Ingredient measurements were extremely basic during the Tudors era and  quantities were not often specified in Tudor food Recipes
  • Temperature control was difficult and therefore not specified in Recipes
  • Cooking times in Tudor food Recipes were also vague and left to the cook
  • It was assumed that the person reading the Recipes would have some prior knowledge of cooking

Tudor Food Recipes
The Tudor food Recipes featured in this section are taken from:

The Compleat Cook
Expertly Prescribing The Most Ready Wayes, Whether Italian, Spanish Or French, For Dressing Of Flesh And Fish, Ordering Of Sauces Or Making Of Pastry
Author: Anonymous
Printed by E.B. for Nath. Brook , at the Angel in Cornhill , 1658

History of Recipe Books
The French produced the first Recipe books. In 1306 ‘The Little Treatise’ was written. The first English cookery book was written in 1390 called 'The Forme of Cury' which consisted of nearly 200 Recipes 196 Recipes contributed by the Royal cooks.

  • Some of the language in Tudor food Recipes are referred to as 'Olde English'
  • The art of cooking and many Tudor food Recipes was passed verbally from one generation to the next
  • The first printed book ever to be printed and published in English was in 1474!
  • Many Tudor women were unable to read
  • The idea of books containing was an entirely new concept in the renaissance period of the Tudors
  • The first Recipe Books to be printed in England which included many old Tudor and  Medieval Recipes were called:

    • 1545 - 'A Propre new booke of Cokery'
    • 1588 - 'The Good Huswifes Handmaid for Cookerie in her kitchen'
    • 1596 - 'The Good Hyswife's Jewell'
    • 1610 'Mrs. Sarah Longe her Receipt Booke'

Tudor Food Recipes
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Tudor Food Recipes

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