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2000-year-old Almond Cookie

  • By fx
  • on 18/12/2007
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Beautiful Italian Christmas sweet prepared from scratch using unshelled almonds, honey, lemon and bay leaves. A hit for the last 2000 years!

Asparagus like Green Peas

  • By fx
  • on 21/04/2008
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Delicious 19th century French dish - asparagus served like green peas. This was a favorite of Napoleon's Foreign Minister Talleyrand. Simple, healthy and thoroughly decadent.

Asparagus à la Pompadour

  • By fx
  • on 02/06/2008
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This recipe invented by Louis XV's mistress will not Enlighten your waist.

Chicken for Dessert

One of the greatest desserts in Turkey is made with chicken breasts. It is based on an almond-and-chicken pudding once hugely popular in medieval Europe. See how it's made!

Serious French Cottage Pie

  • By fx
  • on 15/08/2008
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Hachis Parmentier is French confort food at its best - slowly prepared over 3 days. Spend 3 minutes to see how it's done.

French castle Expedition

A reader invited me to stay at his castle at Hattonchatel near Verdun in France. I went last week-end to cook extraordinary medieval dishes in the castle - see what's coming next in my 7-article-serie!

Nostradamus Cherry Jelly

  • By fx
  • on 04/08/2008
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For my 200th article, I made cherry jelly from the recipe Nostradamus himself published in 1555.

The Passion of the Boar

We roasted a whole boar on woodfire at Hattonchâtel castle in France for a memorable medieval banquet. See how it's done, from start to finish. Not for the faint of heart!

Medieval Hypocras at Hattonchâtel

  • By fx
  • on 04/09/2008
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Hypocras was the most popular drink at parties and banquets in the Middle Ages. See how we made a gallon of it in Hattonchatel castle in France using the original spices they used back then. 

French Blanc-Manger

  • By fx
  • on 16/10/2008
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This extraordinary French sweet almond jelly must be the best food that survived the Middle Ages. My final and most tasty dish in the Hattonchatel castle serie.

A Jam Fit for a Queen

The most expensive jam in the world is made in Bar-le-Duc from  red currants hand-seeded with a goose quill. Worth every penny!

Real Hot Chocolate

  • By fx
  • on 22/08/2008
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The ultimate hot chocolate is the simplest thing in the world - provided you have the right pot.

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The Passion of the Boar
«Without the fine work of Mr. FX, some of us would die without ever having seen a
senescent castle dog barking at a gutted corpse of wild boar that dangles
head-down from the stone wall, blood dropping among windstrewn flower petals and
dust.»

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