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Forme of Cury with Christopher Monk
Episode 21st August 2021 • The British Food History Podcast • Neil Buttery
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Forme of Cury with Christopher Monk

In episode two of the second season Neil chats to food

historian, chef and scholar Dr Christopher Monk about the first cookbook

written in the English language: Forme of Cury. We talked about –

amongst other things – who wrote it and use it in the first place, the familiar

ingredients and recipes inside the manuscript, blancmange and how to approach

cooking ‘authentic’ medieval cuisine.

Christopher’s website and blog Monk's Modern Medieval


Christopher’s YouTube channel of the same name:

Christopher’s twitter handle: @MonkCuisine

Neil’s blog posts about, and recipes from, Forme of Cury:

Neil’s attempt at Blanc Mange:

Neil’s frumenty post (subscribers only):

Medieval recipes from Neil’s Jane Grigson blog:

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about today’s episode, or indeed any episode, feel I missed something

important, or have a question about the history of British food please email, or find

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