A 12th-century manuscript contains the oldest known European Medieval food recipes, according to new research.
The recipes, which include both food and medical ointment concoctions, were compiled and written in Latin. Someone jotted them down at Durham Cathedral’s monastery in the year 1140.
It was essentially a health book, so the meals were meant to improve a person’s health or to cure certain afflictions. The other earliest known such recipes dated to 1290.
Apparently they are to be used at an event soon:
Medieval recipes unearthed in Durham manuscript to be tasted once again