- I just read this cookbook which has some recipes (redacted, with original sources listed) for eel.
The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy
by Odile Redon, Francoise Sabban and Silvano Serventi, translated by Edward Schneider
I think it is very reasonably priced on Amazon.
The book says that eel was highly valued, and the original recipes suggest other types of fish to use if eel is unavailable.
I have only had eel in sushi so I'm interested in trying some of these!
- Mmmmmm........ Eel....... I know nothing other than they taste very very good.
Luck to you and if you ever need a taster/tester I will be ready with knife fork
From: doccia_vacha <amyt@...>
Sent: Sun, July 4, 2010 1:55:12 PM
Subject: [Authentic_SCA] Eels
I've decided I'd like to become the SCA's foremost authority on eels and I'm
looking for resources. If you have a book in your library or have a website
bookmarked that in any way mentions eels I would be grateful if you could
reference it here.
I'm hoping to have an opportunity in the winter or spring to catch/fish/trap
eels. I'm looking for artistic depictions or descriptions of catching eels in
traps or with spears. So far I know of a few depictions of traps, but I do not
know when eel spears came into use.
I've located a few recipes for eel, so if I can catch a few I'll definitely be
attempting and documenting a number of dishes.
Finally, I'm looking for any references to the use of eel skin leather in the
period. From what I understand it is a very fine and useful material in this
age, but I don't know if eel leather was put to any purpose in the middle ages.
I really hope eel skin was used, as if I have the eels already it should be
short work to cure or tan the skins and make something lovely. I could use a
good pair of shoes.
Doccia mka Amy
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