The Delicious Legacy
Salt- A Brief History
Season 3, Ep. 8
Homer, Plato, Plutarch, Pliny and Livy all wrote about it in various forms.
Life saving, literally we can't survive without salt our bodies won't function.
Preserving in more than one ways, giving us the chance to have food in the lean harsh winters...
Delicious in so many ways.
And yet not known too well, commonly misunderstood, and with many myths attached to it.
Let's explore the deep, ancient and fascinating history of salt!
Music by Pavlos Kapralos
This episode comes with the welcome support of Maltby and Greek UK's No1 Delicatessen.
The Delicious Legacy
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
The Moorish Arab Cuisine of Iberia
Season 3, Ep. 17
What made the Umayyah descendants to flee Damascus and the Caliphate there almost overnight and travel all the way to the westernmost tip of the known world in the Iberian Peninsula?And how in turn succeeded in creating a flourishing cultural and culinary paradise?Let's find out some amazing recipes from the period and the secret ingredients in the highly sophisticated cuisine of Moorish Spain!Enjoy!Find out more about Nawal Nasrallah:https://nawalcooking.blogspot.com/https://www.aramcoworld.com/Articles/November-2022/Refuge-in-Recipes-The-Research-Journey-of-Nawal-Nahttps://www.aljazeera.com/features/2020/9/13/medieval-arabic-cookbooks-reviving-the-taste-of-historyOn today's episode the music featured is from Motion Array and the song "Thessaloniki" from Pavlos Kapralos! If you want to find out more check his YouTube channel here:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzgAonk4-uVhXXjKSF-Nz1AThis episode comes with the welcome support of Maltby and Greek UK's No1 Greek delicatessen!Get shopping some delicious Greek wines, cheeses, honey and herbs here:https://www.maltbyandgreek.com/And don't forget to use the discount code delicious for 15% discount!The Delicious Legacy
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Ambergris, Musk and Pomegranate
Season 3, Ep. 16
Hello!New episode is out!Whale excrement anyone? Deer glands? Not keen? What could not entice you to taste these?Where did these ingredients come from? And what is the allure? Aside from perfumes, how do we eat these mysterious spices from the depths of the oceans and the farthest corners of Siberia?Let's delve a little deeper and find out the history and use of the above aromatics to our recipes through the centuries.This episode was brought to you with the welcome support of Maltby and Greek Uk's No1 Greek delicatessen, supplier and distributor of premium Greek product.get your order here: https://www.maltbyandgreek.com/Enjoy!The Delicious Legacy
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Interpreting Medieval Recipes for the Modern Kitchen with Dr Christopher Monk
Season 3, Ep. 15
Dr Christopher Monk is a specialist consultant in medieval culture and texts, working freelance in the heritage sector and with creative professionals. He is also a cook.A cook of Medieval food and recipes, re-worked for our modern kitchens. The feasts of kings usually cooked over open fire, for 100's of guests and with the help of countless cooks, spit-turns, kitchen assistant's and many others now reworked for your family table!What are the barriers for us when trying to cook an ancient recipe? What does the language and the translation of the texts tell us and how do we interpret the texts?What recipes can be found in the early Anglo-Norman kitchen?Let's dive in and get a chance to find out recipes, language and techniques of the past going back nearly a thousand years in Medieval Europe.Do we need a glossary - a medieval culinary glossary- to better understand the ingredients of our old English kitchens? On his YouTube channel Dr Christopher Monk brings to you recipes from the fourteenth century Fourme of Cury ('Method of Cookery'), King Richard II's official cookery treatise (c.1390), as well as other early cookery works.If you want to find more about Dr Monks forthcoming book as well as watching some of the fascinating recipes he re-creates check his website and YouTube channel here:https://modernmedievalcuisine.com/https://www.youtube.com/@MonksModernMedievalCuisine/aboutThis podcast comes with the welcome support of Maltby and Greek UK's No1 Greek delicatessen!Get your hands to some delicious cheese, wine and herbs here: https://www.maltbyandgreek.com/Music was composed by Pavlos Kapralos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzgAonk4-uVhXXjKSF-Nz1AThank you for listening!The Delicious Legacy