Here's a dish for folks who like to get their hands dirty. Kids would probably have a blast helping. I happen to find this dish a bit sweet for me, but it is generally quite popular. It IS cooked with wine so if you're an intrepid cook not old enough to buy your own, you'll need to pull in a sidekick.
The alcohol of the wine cooks off so, no, you'll not be getting drunk off this.
Prep/Cook Time: Roughly 45 minutes
Hypocras has been popular from Roman Times clear through the 17th century. This is a simple recipe so the post is fairly short. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
This dish is one I had never tried before but I have to say I'm a fan.
Although it seems to have gone out of fashion for a bit in medieval Europe, asparagus was very popular in ancient times. An asparagus recipe is included in one of the oldest surviving cookbooks found to date. It's Roman from the 3rd century. If you've never had asparagus, give this recipe a try. It's simple to make and makes a great side dish or even a main dish.
Cook Time: 15 minutes
For our first dish we've chosen Blanc Mang (spelling varies). This is an easy-to-make delicious dish that is also filling and inexpensive. I actually learned about this (and many other dishes) while I worked at Camlann Medieval Village in Carnation, WA. One of my jobs was hearth cooking and cooking for the restaurant. Let me tell you, even with modern conveniences cooking a 2 course/12 dish feast for 40 people is INTENSE. Moving on.
Cook Time: 1 hr (without chicken: ½ hour)