Week 3 - Waste Not Want Not (Part 1)

Our 17th century ancestors can teach us a lot about reducing our food waste. And to prove it, this week and next, the Great Colonial Cook Off is challenging you to re-create two super frugal recipes that are also nutritious and delicious. For our first dish, we’re returning to one of our favorite 17th century cookbooks - Gervase Markham’s The English Huswife (1615) - for a recipe for whole roasted capon.

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Week 2 - Blackcaps

Baked, stuffed apples have likely been around for as long as there has been fire and apples. It’s said the Vikings ate them, and Medieval recipe collections contain plenty of examples. They appear in 18th century cookbooks under the name “Blackcaps”, likely due to their final appearance - blackened and looking like they’ve been beaten with a stick ... but delicious!

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Week 1 - Tea with Eggs

Welcome to Week 1 of the Colony of Avalon's 2018 Great Colonial Cook Off (cue the trumpets and angel choir!) Keeping with tradition, we're kicking things off with a beverage .... ummm .... well, at least it's supposed to be drunk from a glass ... or a bowl.

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