Tudor Recipes for the Modern Cook


BBC Radio Solent Interview

Wednesday 30th October 2013

Katie Martin Show

2pm - 2.30pm

I will be interviewed about my book

'Tudor Recipes for the Modern Cook'

This book has 60 Tudor recipes that can be used today.

Use for dinner parties which can be themed; large gathering, even weddings; family meals or lone suppers.

The recipes use easily obtained ingredients and are healthy and tasty.

Encourage youngsters back to the table by dressing the table Tudor-style and read about manners from 'The Boke of Nuture'.

There's an introduction to each type of recipe - pottage (soups), tarts, fish, meat, vegetables, bread rice and grains, desserts, sweetmeats and decorations, and drinks. This gives a background as to what was available and how it was grown/kept, and who would have access to the ingredients.

There's a section on spices and another on growing your own vegetables and herb garden.

Finally there are sections on recipes to use in schools, ideas for themes for dinner parties and suppliers for the few items that may not be available in supermarkets.

The book uses authentic Medieval/Tudor recipes and is written in a humorous style (read about the 'Ab Fab moment went we nearly blew up Joanna Lumley!).

Mix and match recipes: for Father's Day my niece and I cooked for the family, 7 adults and 2 children, and started with tapas-style olives, bread, balsamic vinegar etc, for main course we cooked the Pork with almonds and ginger, Salmon in green sauce for non-meat eaters, roasted carrots and parsnips, and fennel dishes all from the cook book but also added new potatoes, broccoli and green beans, then finished with an Eton mess.

Foreword by Michelle Magorian, actress and author (Goodnight Mr Tom being one of her many great books).

Price: £6.50 + £1.30 p&p with £1 from each sale to Parkinson's UK

To buy:

Phone: Sally Murdoch 02392713515

email: the.apothecary@ntlworld.com

send a chq to S Murdoch 

34 Derby Rd.,   Portsmouth,   PO2 8HR

If you wish to pay by Paypal an invoice can be sent to your email address and you can pay by debit/credit card.

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Michelle Magorian

"I'm so impressed with your book. It looks beautiful and is very well presented. Congratulations!"

Caroline Coombs MRCVS

We wanted something different to entertain our friends, so asked Sally to cook us a medieval/Tudor meal.We were all overwhelmed by the richness and variety of tastes which hit our palates. Unusal combinations of known spices and ingredients which provided a unique experience, especially with Sally's explanation of medieval/Tudor eating habits and table manners. Really a night to remember. Since then we have treid cooking some of the recipes and they never fail to impress our guests. A big thank you to Sally for opening our eyes to our rich culinary heritage.

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