Joanita Vroom, Yona Waksman, and Roos van Oosten, eds. Medieval MasterChef: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives on Eastern Cuisine and Western Foodways. Medieval and Post-Medieval Mediterranean Archaeology (MPMAS 2). Brepols, 2017.
Published papers of the session 'Medieval MasterChef' held at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) at Istanbul in 2014.
The focus in this varied collection of studies by key scholars in the field is on cuisine and foodways in the Mediterranean and north-western Europe during Medieval and Post-Medieval times (ca. 6th- 20th centuries). The scope of the contributions encompasses archaeological and historical perspectives on eating habits, cooking techniques, diet practices and table manners in the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic World, the Crusader States, Medieval and Renaissance Europe and the Ottoman Empire. The volume offers a state of the art of an often still hardly known territory in gastronomical archaeology, which makes it essential reading for scholars and a larger audience alike.