Monthly Archives: August 2009

Chicken and Black Bean Stew

This past weekend, Nicholas and Raphael (two of my four assistants) and I were busily working and cooking.  We made some nice things such as beef stew, sweet & spicy squash soup, and chicken and black bean stew. Many of those … Continue reading

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Ratatouille Recipe

This past weekend, Alice the Cook and her assistants were busily preparing food for the villiagers at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.  Keep in mind, each weekend during the run, I prepare enough food to feed 85-120 people each day.  It’s … Continue reading

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Ship Provisions during the early 17th century

A friend/colleague forwarded me some information regarding the typical provisions on ships (particularly the Dutch East India Company) during the early 17th century.  It was forwarded to me by MacGregor’s Historical Games. Source:  It is taken from the Halve Maen … Continue reading

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Brandied Apricot Pork (July Renaissance Magazine Article)

Below is the article Brandon and I wrote for Renaissance Magazine’s July edition.  I hope you enjoy it.   I’ve blogged previously about the process of making this dish, and you can read about it HERE. During the Renaissance, meats and … Continue reading

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