So where do  I get my info?  A lot of it is available online- which is great news if you are on a budget.  There are also a great number of books out there, but I'll list some of my favorites.


Cookbooks and Recipies

Gode Cookery - A wonderful resource that has a large number of recipes, information on medieval cooking,  and even links to period sources.  www.godecookery.com

Medival Cookery - a collection of medieval cookbooks.  Sortable by county and century.  medievalcookery.com

The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy, 14th and 15th-century recipes from France and Italy.  This book includes recipes in the original language, translations, and modern redactions.  (ISBN-10: 0226706850)

An Ordinance of Pottage is a 15th Century English cookbook that has all the extant recipes in the first part, and then their redactions in the second half of the book.  (ISBN-10: 0907325386)


 

General Medival Cooking Infomation

Gode Cookery - A wonderful resource that has a large number of recipes, information on medieval cooking,  and even links to period sources.  www.godecookery.com

Life In A Medieval Castle Medieval Food - A great source of information about food and cooking in period.  www.castlesandmanorhouses.com/life_04_food.htm 

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century - A book that covers all manner of information about life in 14th Century England, including food and some of the reasons why people ate as they did. (ISBN-10: 1439112908)


Medival Health Infomation

Gode Cookery: Messe it Forth - A guide to preparing a feast following humoral theory.   Includes a great introduction to the system of four humors.  godecookery.com/feastpre/feastpre.htm

Eating Right in the Renaissance - A book that covers all manner of medieval and renaissance health theories, including detailed information about humoral theory. (ISBN-10: 0520229479)

Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden - A collection of essays about medicinal plants from a range of medieval cultures. (ISBN-10: 1843839768)


This is just a small sampling of the many wonderful sources available.  Most of the books mentioned are also available used or on Kindle, which will save some money.  Don't forget about local libraries.