Well, are you thinking of pickled meats? pickled vegetables or just pickled cucumbers?
Today, when people think of "pickles", the latter is the only thing they think of. But the subject is really much bigger than that. And yes, when I joined the SCA, when I thought of "pickles", I thought of only the sliced ones put on hamburgers. :-)
Yes, there are medieval (or at least period) recipes for pickled cucumbers, but also for many other things.
Speaking of Pennsic, pickling items is one way to keep them safe through the heat of Pennsic.
Check these files in the Florilegium.
pickled-eggs-msg (16K) 5/21/13 Period pickled eggs. Recipes.
pickled-foods-msg (149K) 5/21/13 Medieval pickled food. recipes.
compost-msg (88K) 12/ 1/09 A pickled food of fruits and vegetables.
pickled-fish-msg (40K) 7/28/11 Pickled fish. Either by storing in vinegar or by the action of lactic acid.
pickled-meats-msg (60K) 3/20/08 Period pickled meats. Lord's Salt. recipes.
sauerkraut-msg (46K) 6/27/13 Period sauerkraut and pickled cabbage.
And a few more files having to do with pickling, for those homebound during Pennsic. :-)
Vinegar-art (20K) 5/26/01 "What's so special about Vinegar?" by Mistress Christianna MacGrain.
Vinegar-NJFCC-art (18K) 10/23/01 "Vinegar: Not Just for Cleaning Coffeepots" by THL Mirin ben DhIarmait.
vinegar-msg (128K) 3/24/12 Vinegar in period. Making vinegar.
I hope you find these useful.
On Jul 20, 2013, at 10:29 AM, Nest ffynnon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I realize that asking a question during Pennsic is possibly not the best time, but since I know there are MANY Calontiri not attending this year, I ask:
> Are there any medieval recipes for pickles?
> Considering how much pickle juice is consumed on the battlefield and off, I'm thinking about making pickles for next summer.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas [log in to unmask]
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