Medieval Recipe Collections
Barbara Santich [+]
University of Adelaide
Barbara Santich is Professor Emeritus in the History Department and a culinary historian who initiated post-graduate courses in food history and culture at the University of Adelaide. She is the author of eight books including the award-winning Bold Palates: Australia’s Gastronomic Heritage (2012).
The earliest extant medieval recipe collections date from about the beginning of the thirteenth century. Over the next two hundred years, as recipes were copied and re-copied, they became more detailed and more explicit.