Himself, who does only grilling and reheating in this house, is hooked on videos by James Townsend and Son
. His business is basically supplying historical reenactors with the goods they need to carry on, but he has hundreds of cooking videos on Youtube.[/QUOTE]
Good videos. Figuring out how to cook an old recipe is difficult as they don't give you nice stuff like, well, measurements, techniques, temperatures, or times. It takes an understanding of kind of what they were after?
I posted somewhere here in joking about my grandmother's cooking, as she tended to freeze meat as soon as she got it, thaw it, boil it in salt, and serve it with potatoes and cabbage. But that was how one cooked in the blitz in London, 'cause you didn't know if you would have a kitchen.
Re eanactors can be an interesting bunch, I know a bunch of SCA and Civil War types, in fact I make a lot of hardtack every year for the Gettysburg meet.
Really to be honest, people in the past ate shite. But there are some awesome recipes that have been lost. Check out Dariana Allen's Forgotten Secrets of Cookery for instance.
I mean we don't eat some of the parts of animals that were considered delicacies, in the past, because ideas have changed, how messed up is that?