Ah Brears. Brears, Brears, Brears. This is my all time favourite cooking book. While it helps that the time period I re-enact is 14th Century English and this book is bang on for what I do, it is also a fantastic resource.
Treasures of the Black Death may be the only book on C14th gold jewellery, especially Jewish goldsmith’s work, accessible to the enthusiast. This beautiful, large, glossy book is an easy recommendation.
This book bears the lofty impression of the British Museum, but is it better suited to their library shelves, or their gift shop shelves?