Ymir 2022

Feasting at the Court of Prince Hamlet

Despite Viking traditions, this particular Ymir was themed around Hamlet and as such the feast was Elizabethan. The menu is below – recipes will be upoaded at a later date.

Menu & Sources

First Course

  • Roast Beef with Pepper Sauce: A Book of Cookrye, 1591
  • Pork Pye: Similar recipes are found in both A Noble Boke Off Cookry Ffor a Prynce Houssolde or Eny Other Estately Houssolde.1468 and The Accomplisht Cook, 1660
  • Sallet: : The whole body of cookery dissected, 1661 (Mushrooms), The Good Huswifes Jewell, 1596 (Sallet)
  • Oat and Spinach Potage: The English Housewife, 1615
  • Flavored butters: Delightes for ladies…, 1602

Second Course

  • Rice of Genoa: Gentyll manly Cokere, ~1500
  • Buttered Worts: Gentyll manly Cokere, ~1500
  • Chicken with Green Sauce: Similar recipes are found in a number of manuscripts, including A Noble Boke Off Cookry Ffor a Prynce Houssolde or Eny Other Estately Houssolde, 1468, and The good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin, 1594
  • White Fricassee of Chicken: Recipe book of Sarah Longe, 1610
  • Calvered Salmon with Beaten Butter: The Accomplisht Cook, 1660 (Salmon), The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie Kt. Opened, 1669 (Butter Sauce)
  • Cheese Tarts: The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie Kt. Opened, 1669

Banquet

  • Apple Fritters:  Recipe book of Sarah Longe, 1610
  • Candied Citrus Peels: Delightes for ladies…, 1602
  • Gingerbread: Mentioned in Delightes for ladies… (1602), recipe is earlier – Harleian MS 279, 1420 
  • Digby Cakes: The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie Kt. Opened, 1669

Sources

A full bibliography will be added as recipes are uploaded.

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