This is a video clip of a medieval kitchen fireplace filmed at the castle of St. Mesmin in the Vendée, France.
The original castle was 13th century and visitors to the site today can see many examples of what it was like to live in a medieval fortress. I thought this simple but realistic replica of a medieval kitchen was one of the best I have seen.
Medieval Kitchen – Cauldron Recipes
When you watch the video look for the cauldron standing in the fireplace. Cauldrons were one of the most important items in a medieval kitchen and used for cooking all kinds of recipes. Two of the most regular recipes would have been for pottage and stew.
For more medieval recipes please visit my Recipes Grid. There is even a recipe for medieval mushy peas and medieval gingerbread!