merch-cookbks-msg - 1/24/05
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.
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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.
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,
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
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
e-mail: cookbkjj at ni.net
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.
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!