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Merchants selling period cookbooks. Both inside and outside of the SCA. Reviews.


NOTE: See also these files: cookbooks-msg, cookbooks-bib, cb-novices-msg, cb-rv-Apicius-msg, cookbooks-SCA-msg, merch-books-msg, merchanting-msg, books-food-msg, cb-rv-Platina-msg, online-ckbks-msg, p-Italy-food-bib, Platina-bib.





This file is a collection of various messages having a common theme that I have collected from my reading of the various computer networks. Some messages date back to 1989, some may be as recent as yesterday.


This file is part of a collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium. These files are available on the Internet at: http://www.florilegium.org


I have done a limited amount of editing. Messages having to do with separate topics were sometimes split into different files and sometimes extraneous information was removed. For instance, the message IDs were removed to save space and remove clutter.


The comments made in these messages are not necessarily my viewpoints. I make no claims as to the accuracy of the information given by the individual authors.


Please respect the time and efforts of those who have written these messages. The copyright status of these messages is unclear at this time. If information is published from these messages, please give credit to the originator(s).


Thank you,

    Mark S. Harris                  AKA:  THLord Stefan li Rous

                                          Stefan at florilegium.org



Date: Mon, 27 Apr 1998 15:37:26 -0400

From: renfrow at skylands.net (Cindy Renfrow)

Subject: SC - Re: SC- Books


Hello!  Here are the addresses of some book merchants who carry period



Mlodin the Merchant, 10205 Powderhouse Rd., Cheyenne, WY 82009-9686.


Poison Pen Press, 951 Coney Island Ave., Suite 111, Brooklyn, NY  11230.

Tel: 718-853-8121.


JMH Jewelry, c/o Julia Hamann, 6200 N. Oracle #151, Tucson, AZ  85704.


Francesco Sirene the Spicer, c/o David Dendy, RR#2, Site 38, Comp B.O.,

Peachland, B.C., Canada V0H 1G0. http://www.silk.net/sirene/index.htm


Potboiler Press, c/o Ted Eisenstein, 3940 Hwy. H, Fayette, MO  65248,

alban at delphi.com


Scholar's Bookshelf, 110 Melrich Rd., Cranbury, NJ 08512. Tel:

609-395-6933, books at scholarsbookshelf.com, http://www.scholarsbookshelf.com

(At the moment, they only have their military history catalog online, but

their print catalog is well worth having.)


David Brown Book Co., dba Oxbow Books, P.O. Box 511, Oakville, CT 06779.

Tel: 800-791-9354, oxbow at patrol.i-way.co.uk, http://www.oxbowbooks.com

(They also have an enormous print catalog.)


Chivalry Sports, 7718 E. Wrightstown Rd., Tucson, AZ 85715. Tel:



Dover Publ., Inc., 31 East 2nd St. Mineola, NY 11501.


Green Duck Designs, 731 Los Robles Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306-3160. Tel:

415-493-7756, theducks at greenduck.com, http://www.greenduck.com


Food Heritage Press, P.O. Box 163, 15 Kimball Ave., Ipswitch, MA  01938.

Tel: 508-356-8306, foodbks at shore.net, http://www.foodbooks.com


SCA Marketplace, PO Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Tel: 800-789-7486,



Cariadoc's Miscellany



G. F. Armoury Books, http://host.interloc.com/~medieval/


Amazon.com Books, http://www.amazon.com


Page After Page, Renaissance Books, bduck at fred.net,

[ http://www.fred.net/bduck - new address, Stefan]


Amanda Anderson, Bookseller, 830 W. Main #150, Lake Zurich, IL 60047.

acanthusbk at aol.com


Prospect Books, http://www.webdance.com/Prospect_Books/home.htm


Krystar, c/o J.A. Low, 2500 Fontaine Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407.


Cindy Renfrow, 7 El's Way, Sussex, NJ 07461.

http://www.alcasoft.com/renfrow/  (only 2 titles: "Take a Thousand Eggs or

More", and "A Sip Through Time".)


Hope this helps!


Sincgiefu/ Cindy Renfrow

renfrow at skylands.net



Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 21:34:52 EDT

From: THL Renata <THLRenata at aol.com>

Subject: SC - Cookbook Source


I found this on the Caid list. It's less than 10 miles from my house and

already I can hear it calllling me....;)


Cook Books by Janet Jarvits, Bookseller

321 North San Fernando Boulevard

Burbank, CA 91502


818/848-6357 (fax)


e-mail cookbkjj at interloc.com


cook book searches can be sent to

P. O. Box 11327

Burbank, CA 91510





Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 08:52:01 EDT

From: WOLFMOMSCA at aol.com

Subject: Re: SC - Check out Serious Books for Serious Cooks


Serious Books for Serious Cooks is the Food Heritage Press.  Lots of delicious

titles for medieval cooks, Revolutionary cooks, ethnic cooks of many origins,

and just for cooks in general.  Their catalog is a drool-fest which will lead

you merrily into Temptation.





Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 20:56:21 EST

From: THLRenata at aol.com

Subject: Re:  SC - Who Were Those Guys?




BTW, I found a cookbooks-only used bookstore in Burbank, CA -- a wonderful

place that I had to be literally dragged out of!

But before that happened I found out that they do mail order and have a web

site.  Here's the info:


Cookbooks by Janet Jarvits, bookseller

321 North San Fernando Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91502

(818) 848-4630

e-mail: cookbkjj at ni.net

website: www.abebooks.com/home/jjarvits



Barony of Altavia

Kingdom of Caid

Los Angeles, CA



Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 23:34:52 EDT

From: Devra at aol.com

Subject: SC - Re: Shameless commercial plug - my new website


You are cordially invited to visit my new website,

<A HREF="http://www.poisonpenpress.com/";>Poison Pen Press</A> . There I have

many excellent books about medieval and historical cookery, costume,

embroidery, and delightful topics.


I am happy to accept orders by snail, phone (800-838-5257) or

email--Devra at poisonpenpress.


Yours in service,

Devra the Baker



Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 09:38:15 -0400

From: Ian Gourdon <agincort at raex.com>

Subject: SC - Books


Likely you're all familiar with these people at Prospect Books, but

they're a new one for me. I read their commentary on how they came to

be, and they sound like a good source for cooking books, especially the

slightly post period works. They do have an Ordinance of Pottage, and a

few others, though.



Books: Full Index

- --

Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe

- - Companion of the order of the Greenwood Company




Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 10:21:01 EDT

From: Acanthusbk at aol.com

Subject: Re: SC - Books


See the Acanthus Books website for Alan Davidson's essay _The Prospect Behind

Us_, about the history of Prospect Books and the culinary journal Petits

Propos Culinaires, at



Acanthus discounts all Prospect Books titles.


Acanthus Books




Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 17:24:14 -0400

From: "Nancy Kiel" <nancy_kiel at hotmail.com>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Fettiplace editions

To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>


Syke's Sutlery sells the whole thing in three paperback pamphlets.

   ----- Original Message -----

   From: Margaret Rendell<mailto:m_rendell at optusnet.com.au>

   To: sca-cooks at ansteorra.org<mailto:sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>

   Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 10:55 PM

   Subject: [Sca-cooks] Fettiplace editions


   I've been using a borrowed bound photocopy of Spurling's "Elinor

   Fettiplace's Receipt Book"

   for so long that I'm starting to feel bad about it, and want to buy my

   own. I've only ever seen the

   first edition, does anybody here know anything about the second?



   Melbourne, Australia/Shire of Krae Glas, Kingdom of Lochac



Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 20:23:24 -0400

From: Elaine Koogler <ekoogler1 at comcast.net>

Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Fettiplace editions

To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>


Nancy Kiel wrote:

> It is "a transcription of the handwritten receipt book.....produced  

> from a full and careful transcription made by John Spurling who  

> inherited the book."  It is published by Stuart Press, 117 Farleigh  

> Road Backwell, Bristol  ISBN 1 85804 054 X.  This company has produced  

> quite a few  books about the late 16th-early 17th century.


Yes, I acquired a number of excellent pamphlets of theirs through

Acanthus Books...great people, great bookstore!




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