Spices and Comfits: Collected Papers on Medieval Food

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Prospect Books, 2007 - History - 439 pages
The topics discussed here include: fasting and asceticism, fish recipes in late medieval cookery books, the use of cannabis in two 15th century cookery books, food for invalids in the 15th century, festive meals and dining as a means of communication. Papers mostly in English with some French and German text.

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Foreword by Patricia Lysaght
Food in the Middle Ages
Interregional Influences in Medieval Cookery

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About the author (2007)

Johanna Maria van Winter is a retired professor in Medieval History at the Utrecht University (The Netherlands). She received her doctorate in Utrecht in 1962 with Knighthood and Chivalry in Guelders and Zutphen. She also has written Sources concerning the Hospitallers of St.John in the Netherlands, 14th-18th centuries, 1998. and The Hospitallers of St. John in the Netherlands.

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