Mr Worlidge outlines the advantages of growing pears rather than apples in wet, heavy soils, and tells us the best C17th sorts to plant for perry.
Here’s a seventeenth century recipe for a classic pear pie. Packed full of sugar and spice, it’s also rosewater-iced, which sounds nice…
This C17th recipe for medlars in syrup sounds interesting, but reading it left me somewhat confused and bemused,
This C17th method for making cherry, prune or damson leather offers a useful means of preserving your glut of orchard fruits.
Please find enclosed 1 (one) instruction leaflet for your C17th home distillation kit; brick furnace, alembic and stave barrel not included.
This probably plagiarised mid-C17th recipe seems to be for gooseberry jam, in all but name.
A few words of reasonable wisdom on ‘graffing’ from a learned C16th gentleman… plus a whole lot of apparent nonsense.
This historical document provides a fascinating insight into orcharding practises, and apple and pear varieties, of the C17th.
Here’s a simple recipe for a light, creamy, stewed apple dessert dish, courtesy of a C17th pioneer of French cuisine.
This C17th rosehip recipe sounds like an interesting way to make use of a hedgerow staple without resorting to cough syrup.