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About anj68

Alice uses cast iron pots and wooden utensils and keeps the recipes as close to the traditional recipe as possible. She even utilizes a fire pit located outside her home to test authentic recipes. For more information about Alice the Cook, visit her website at In future blogs, I will offer recipes, kitchen hints, and historical cooking lessons.

Cod Hash

Sometimes when performing cooking demonstrations, we need to alter our plans due to supplies, weather, or other situation that is thrown our way.  This past year, we ran into an issue with supplies.  We decided to do an improvisational recipe … Continue reading

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Applejack Pork and Potato Dauphinois

The potato, which was introduced to Europe in 1536, became very popular in various cuisines.  Over the last 473 years, the potato has become a very important crop in Europe and over the last nine years, the potato has become … Continue reading

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German Pretzels with Handmade Mustard

German Pretzels Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 cup lukewarm water 2 pkgs active dry yeast 3 tbsp butter Coarse salt for sprinkling Soda Bath 1/2 cup baking soda 2 quarts water Dissolve yeast … Continue reading

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Who is Alice the Cook?

Alice the Cook has performed at various renaissance festivals and historical re-enactment shows as a cook who recreates recipes that have been used since the 1400s. She specializes in British, Irish, Scottish and Welsh cuisines, but has been known to … Continue reading

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Love and Romance – Tarts

September 14 and 15, 2013 was love and romance weekend at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. We played things up a wee bit and make two types of tarts and made a few other dishes too! Keep in mind that these … Continue reading

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