A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Jotischky, Andrew

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2011. 1st Edition. Hardcover. How did medieval hermits survive on their self-denying diet? What did they eat, and how did unethical monks get around the rules? Full of rich anecdotes, and including recipes for basic monk's stew and bread soup, - this title tells the story of hermits, monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages. Num Pages: 208 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: HRCC2; HRCX8. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 142 x 215 x 21. Weight in Grams: 434. Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages. 208 pages, Illustrations. How did medieval hermits survive on their self-denying diet? What did they eat, and how did unethical monks get around the rules? Full of rich anecdotes, and including recipes for basic monk's stew and bread soup, - this title tells the story of hermits, monks, food and fasting in the Middle Ages. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: HRCC2; HRCX8. Dimension: 142 x 215 x 21. Weight: 434. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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