photo of Grayhill Farm, reconstructed early 17th century farm

Food and Cookery



Title Author(s) No. of pages Price
The Gourmet's Guide 1580-1660 The very best of period cookery. The original recipes with modern interpretation. Stuart Peachey 60p £9
The Tipplers Guide to the Mid 17th Century A comprehensive guide as to the drink consumed and made, the law on drinking and a brief guide to drinking vessels. Includes many recipes. Identifies many of the wines used as ingredients in cookery. Stuart Peachey 84p £12
Food and Cookery in the Green Valley Farmhouse Cookery in the early 17th Century Stuart Peachey
Volume 1 Diet, Cooking techniques and bread and other baking recipes48p £8
Volume 2 All other recipes48p £8
Festivals and Feasts of the Common Man 1550-1660 A study of the nature of the festivities and the foods prepared. May day, the 12 days of Christmas, Harvest Home, Wakes and many more Stuart Peachey 28p £5
Farmhouse Christmas Fare 1580-1640 Based on the Radio Wales Christmas Day broadcast, this work gives original recipes with modern instructions for the food and drink that might have been consumed at Christmas by a modest farming family at that date. Stuart Peachey, Robert Morris and Turloch Mc Sween. 16p £4
Cookery Techniques and Equipment 1580-1660 Stuart Peachey
Volume 1: Fuel and cooking methods and equipment including ovens, roasting, boiling, grilling etc. £9
Volume 2: Food preparation methods and equipment including grinding, sorting, drying, cutting, colouring etc. £9
17th Century Vegetable Uses A brief guide to the vegetables and their uses T. Mc Sween. 12p £3
The Armada Cookbook An analysis of the food and diet of the common man in war and peace in the mid 17th century. Partizan Press Stuart Peachey £5
The Yeoman’s Food 1580-1660 A study of the diet of well to do Yeoman Stuart Peachey 24p £5
Food and Drink in Shakespear’s England 44p £8
Feast and Banquet Menus 1580-1660 Menus from period cookbooks Stuart Peachey 44p £5
Dining in the Past 1450-1700 Etiquette and practice.. Jonathan Davies 44p £7



These books contain an analysis of the various ingredients used in the cookery of the period.

Title Author(s) No. of pages Price
Early 17th Century Imported Foods The origins and nature of imported foods in England. Stuart Peachey 32p £6
The Book of Cheese 1580-1660 This work is designed to help identify the types of cheese being produced and consumed in England and Wales. Stuart Peachey 16p £4
Maritime Fish and Fishing Stuart Peachey 84p £12

See also: The Tipplers Guide to the Mid 17th Century