These are 3 recipes that were used (adapted to the modern cook) in the Renaissance, Middle Ages, and before. Sweets were reserved for special holidays as the cost of sugar was extremely high (see sections 4 and 5) so when a person received a small piece of candy it was a VERY BIG DEAL...
Everyone has a sweet tooth but not everyone has much time to spend making a dessert so here's 2 easy to make recipes using some of the simplest ingredients. They are baked in a water bath (like the image in the first section which is easy to make.
Kolatchki (pronounced "KO-la-tch-key" and there are many spellings) is a Czech cookie that has been made in my family for generations. It is mainly made at Christmas time but I have enjoyed eating all year.
Easy to make and bake individual Apple Pies with an ooey-gooey caramel center.
This recipe was a simple way people ate their fruits. In the last section is a partial timeline of fruits from the earliest known history through about 1700. There is also one bit of note I also thought the readers might find interesting.
This dessert is fairly simple to make and delicious to eat. If you'd like to continue the custom of the marzipan pig you can try your own hand, some bakeries can provide one, or you can possibly buy one through the internet. The subject of marzipan used for the pig has an interesting...
In the references from the Middles Ages sometimes the word "cakes" were used (or the equivilent in other languages) for what out modern society calls "cookies" so I've paired the 2 recipes together for that and some similar ingredients. Cookies back then were not very sweet because of...
A drowsy and down hearted kitchen dishwasher and line cook, contemplates a planned suicide and is given a sign from nature?
As sweet as honey! Yet there are adulterated honey everywhere.
Definition of Diabetes. Causes of Diabetes. Precautions for Diabetes.
Good and healthy education on food and lifestyle starts at home.
Think about how much a soda must be effecting your health... Read here for details…
Sabudana khichadi is a very tasty, traditional and easy to prepare dish loved by people of all the ages.
This will all be about how terrible sugar is, and all its good stuff.
This is a Recipe for Bread Pudding that I make at home, every one loves it :)
A discussion on the health risks of refined sugars.
First there was fat-free, then gluten-free, lactose-free, calorie-free, and bad-actor-free products replete on our grocery shelves. While sugar was one of the earliest bad actors, Domino Sugar says its sugar is now carbon-free. This is impossible, because sugar is not sugar witho...
There are lots of people who wish to imitate others. They should be able to figure out whatever is good or bad for them. The issue is: don't follow blindly.
5 Historic facts and answers about things we might not know. I Thought I should write a small article. Also you can watch my video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgGrPnABvs Thanks.
Everyone has a nickname. Mine was Cookie Monster. The moniker was an endearment bestowed by my coworkers, who observed my habit of consuming every cookie in sight at our workplace. What follows is the story about how I saved myself from poisoning by cookies.
When we spot signs saying that they´ve freshly made chufa milk drink on the premises, it´s a sign that it´s already Summer.
Sugar has the potential to aggravate health problems and trigger new ones. Using natural alternatives to sugar is a wise choice to be made by everyone.
My grandma and Desert are the two darlings of my life that I can’t live without. I first started baking when I was 13, and I never stopped. Initially it was my grandmother who taught me how to bake, but over the years I groomed my baking skills through various cooking shows and cook...
One way to improve your diet is to reduce the amount of sugar you eat. This will help to prevent weight gain, tooth decay and other health problems in the future. Here are some tips on how to do this.
People with diabetes are more prone to dental infections because diabetes reduces the body's immunity system to fight against infections. High levels of sugar act as as an ideal medium for the growth of bacteria and fungus that leads to infections and inflammations. Keeping blood suga...