Month: December 2023

#AdventCalendar Day 24: a Renaissance Menu

We’re stepping out of Advent and straight into the Twelve Days of Christmas, so today I thought I’d do something different and special: instead of a recipe from the Middle-Ages, I’ll give you a whole menu from Reinassance and, specifically, the menu Cristoforo da Messisbugo devised for the marriage of Ercole d’Este with the Princess […]

#AdventCalendar Day 22: Seabass in Crust of Bread

Ingredients (serves 4 people): a small seabass for each person (around 300 grams each); olive oil; white pepper; 4 small oranges (remember what we said about bitter oranges when we baked Anne Boleyn’s favourite pie); 3 spoonfuls of rosewater. For the pastry: 300 grams of flour; 100 grams of butter; two pinches of salt; water. […]