Here’s what’s going on this week in our current production, Battle Castle:
It’s medieval soup week! Until next Wednesday, we’re rolling out photos, video and exclusive interviews detailing Battle Castle’s medieval soup challenge.
Medieval soup challenge: Writer Nicole Tomlinson goes “strawberries” over Malbork’s pierogies
Writer Nicole Tomlinson details a strawberry pierogi dish made especially for her at Malbork Castle in Poland during the filming of the Battle Castle action documentary series. Bogdan Gatazka, chef at the Gothic Cafe, a restaurant located inside the castle, dreamed up special dishes for Tomlinson every day to accommodate her vegetarian diet and gave her a cookbook called “The Cuisine of the Teutonic Grand Masters in Malbork Castle”, which contained a recipe for cherry soup that inspired her to go on a mission to cook medieval soups and share the recipes.
Medieval soup challenge: At Malbork Castle, a one-of-a-kind chef’s hat comes out of the brickwork
Bogdan Gatazka, chef at the Gothic Café, failed to find his “chef’s hat” before Writer Nicole Tomlinson interviewed him. But just as the chat begins, a waiter comes through. Gatazka dreamed up special dishes for Tomlinson every day while she and the rest of the crew were at the castle filming for the Battle Castle series. He also gave her a cookbook called “The Cuisine of the Teutonic Grand Masters in Malbork Castle”, which contained a recipe for cherry soup that inspired her to go on a mission to cook medieval soups and share the recipes.
BattleCastle.TV: host Dan Snow shares the mystery behind Conwy’s master builder
Battle Castle host Dan Snow reveals how Conwy’s architecture helped identify the mastermind behind its design. Master James of St. George and his castle builders also raised Caernarfon, Harlech and Beaumaris — combined, these fortifications are known as the Iron Ring. Conwy was commissioned by King Edward I in Snowdonia, Wales, and was tested with Madog ap Llywelyn led a medieval rebellion against the English and their Iron Ring of fortifications in the late 13th century. The secrets of this mighty castle’s build and details of the siege it faced are revealed in Battle Castle: Conwy.
Medieval soup fact of the week:
@Battlecastle Nov 24,
#medievalsoup fact: pottage, thick and very filling, was the mainstay of medieval soup. For commoners, it was part of almost every meal.
3 ways to #gomedieval
Awesome medieval moments on the web, chosen by The Gatekeeper:
This week, we’re featuring the three medieval soups that are up for grabs:
#2 – LENTIL
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