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Medieval & Renaissance Mediterranean Cookery

I am (very slowly) trying to recreate the cooking in two books from the 15th century, written by Ruperto de Nola and Martino da Como. That of Nola was re-edited several times during the 16th c. and the other had influence on other cooks (Platina, for example). A catalan edition of Nola, published in 1520, is available through the Cervantes Virtual Library. There is also an English translation online (part 1, part 2), published at Stefan's Florilegium.

I also have a copy of "Manual de mujeres en el cual se contienen muchas y diversas recetas muy buenas" (Women's manual in which there are many diverse and excellent recipes), an anonymous book published in the 16th century. It has some culinary recipes amongst the more abundant recipes for cosmetics and home remedies that it describes. The text of this manual is accessible in Spanish thanks to the Biblioteca Virtual Cervantes (Cervantes Virtual Library). 

Due to my having too little time for so many things, this page is in a constant but erratic construction process. I will be adding things as I can or feel like. Still, if you are interested in anything in particular, or you have any suggestions or comments, write to me.

Each recipe in this index has an indication of its source: initials of the author and number of the recipe in his work. MC stands for Martino da Como, RN for Ruperto de Nola and MM refers to the "Manual de mugeres..."

The recipes: 

Drinks

Other bits and pieces

Other related things:


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