Part 3. Chaucer's Foods
Despite few references to feasts and only a handful of descriptive passages detailing the foods of his period, it is still possible to gather a rather lengthy list of the foods, dishes, livestock, & game that Chaucer mentions in his writings. From The Book of the Duchess to The Canterbury Tales, from drinks to desserts, from Ale to Ypocras, this list represents the broad range of foodstuffs and prepared dishes that fed the average 14th c. Englishman.
For the purist at heart, accompanying each item are the original lines from Chaucer's poetry. The period quotations are from Albert C. Baugh's Chaucer's Major Poetry. The modern translations when used are from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales: An Interlinear Translation by Vincent C. Hopper.
Please note: many of these pages are still under construction. I hope my readers will be patient with me as I continue the research necessary for their completion! Currently, Chaucer's Foods A, B, C, D, E, J, K, N, O, Q, R, T, V, W, & Y are fully done and F & H are partially completed, while the remaining pages contain the listings of foods without my additional notes on those items.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
A Chaucerian Cookery continues with:
Book II. A Chaucerian Feast
Part 1. Go We Dyne; Feeste and Cheere; A Gentil Pasture
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