Medieval recipe book reveals wealth of Evesham's monks
A Worcestershire historian has compiled a book of recipes used by Benedictine monks of Evesham Abbey. David Snowden of the Evesham Historical Society has published Pies and Flans, containing ingredients and dishes from medieval times.
They are all recipes the monks used to make at the abbey, founded in 701, by St. Ecgwine, third Bishop of Worcester. He said: "I managed to find a hard core of recipes which related to the abbey of St Mary and St Ecgwine."