Here’s what’s going on this week in our current production, Battle Castle:
Medieval soup challenge: Malbork Castle’s chef reveals how the Teutonic Knight’s inspired it all
Bogdan Galazka, chef at the Gothic Café, a restaurant located inside Malbork Castle, explains how a rare find in the Teutonic Order’s medieval records inspired a cookbook and changed the way he thinks about food. Bogdan Galazka dreamed up special dishes for Writer Nicole 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 very special 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.
View more clips from Bogdan Galazka’s interview here.
BattleCastle.TV: host Dan Snow details how the Granadans built up Malaga’s defences
Battle Castle host Dan Snow reveals one of the techniques that the castle builders of the Kingdom of Granada used to raise the city of Malaga’s defences. Brick, stone, and a sory of medieval concrete were all used to construct the city’s fortifications. Battle Castle: Malaga brings to life the medieval siege of 1487, when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella attacked the city and its Castillo de Gibralfaro in an attempt to conquer the Kingdom of Granada and complete the Reconquista, a Muslim Christian conflict that spanned centuries.
Medieval soup challenge: Nicole Tomlinson “wines” up cherry soup inspired by Teutonic Knights
Writer Nicole Tomlinson adds the “magical” ingredient — a litre of red wine — to a cherry soup recipe from Malbork Castle in Poland. During the filming of the Battle Castle action documentary series, Bogdan Galazka, chef at the Gothic Cafe, a restaurant located inside the castle, dreamed up special dishes for Nicole every day to accommodate her vegetarian diet and gave her a very special 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.
You can find all of Battle Castle’s medieval soup challenge videos here.
Siege tip of the week:
@Battlecastle Dec 1,
For a soldier seeking comfort, supple deerhide leather can be tailored to fit like a second skin – B. Cornw
3 ways to #gomedieval
Awesome medieval moments on the web, chosen by The Gatekeeper:
Explore the fascinating field of culinary archeology
https://www.facebook.com/PastFood?ref=pb via Daniel Serra (bonus – check out the page’s likes for more on the history of cooking)
Explore a buffet of medieval food resources in
http://www.medievalists.net/2011/01/27/medieval-food/ via Medievalists.net
Make Battle Castle’s medieval soup!
Sitting by the fire with a bowl of Cherry Soup. Just like the Teutonic knights at Malbork castle #medievalsoup twitpic.com/7mej3u via @MedievalArchive
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