Secretive Medieval Cooking – Day 3: A Bold Attempt at Hippocras

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*This video is from my third day of the interactive online medieval cooking class called Eat Medieval (, an exciting collaboration between Durham University and the historic Blackfriars restaurant (

This class mostly focused on sauces, particularly a collection of recently discovered sauces from the 12th century. These sauces are still the subject of current scholarship and a lot of work has gone into translating and simplifying them for a modern cook and, as such, I have been asked not to share recipes so please don’t be mad about that. Just enjoy watching me get in way over my head as I attempt to bite off a bit more than I could chew and attempt to make the most of it.

By day three, the combo of political anxiety and lack of sleep was starting to catch up with me and I think it affected my ability to properly follow instructions but I was still managed to have fun and more or less get the job done. As mentioned in the video, if you’d like to watch someone do a much better job of this, please check out Tasting History with Max Miller. The recipe he uses isn’t exactly the same but it’s similar enough and it’s a fun watch. Tell him I said hi!

*More about the class:

While this particular class has ended, there will be more opportunities to take this class in the future as well as some other fun historical cooking classes so keep checking back on their website to see what’s coming up.

I’ve had a wonderful time in this class and can heartily recommend it if you get the opportunity. You not only get the recipes but helpful and informative videos, interactive live video chats and demonstrations, and you get to be part of a facebook group just for class attendees so you can show off your creations and see what other people made. It’s a good time.

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