Let's Have our own Medieval Banquet
by Meredith Curtis and Lara Nolette
Get ready for a delightful adventure filled with kings and queens, knights and bards, and lords and ladies. This 58 page book is packed with information on the Middle Ages written by a person who planned and executed a Medieval Feast!
Learn about castles, heraldry, and nobility. Learn about medieval holidays like 12th Night and Saint Stephen's Day. But most of all learn about how to have a genuine medieval banquet adorn with all the pageantry, food and fanfare.
Definitions and explanations of the culture fill the pages such as: why people wore crowns, what was chivalry, and how to become a Knight or Squire.
This resource gives you a great detailed outline on how to plan your own Medieval Banquet from a list of all people needed to help plan the feast to what each family needs to prepare such as: a family crest to drape on their table and a head covering for the ladies.
There are even simple patterns for making medieval costumes like a Robin Hood hat and damsel hats for girls complete with dainty streamers hanging down the back.
This book keeps on giving with wonderful recipes for your feast! Such as a Coat of Arms salad mixed with fruits and vegetables on a large platter, honey oat cakes, and Drepe (chickened and almond milk).
I could see this performed in a backyard or a park, small or large scale-either would be loads of learning and fun.
There is a great list of resources to continue a study of the Middle Ages such as the Magna Carta by James Daughtery (Beautiful Feet Books), the story of King Arthur and his Knights, and The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood.
You will love the photos of the fanfare like a castle cake and the royal table decked out in purple sashes and shields. And kids wont forget the pool-noodle jousting tournament!
I loved this book and highly recommend it for kids of all ages!
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