The Mystery of History Volume II—Cookbook (PDF)


The historical (and beautiful) recipes in this cookbook download follow the chronology of The Mystery of History, Volume II, taking you on a culinary journey through the cultures and times of the Early Church and the Middle Ages.


Take a sensory plunge into history with foods and drinks such as:

  • Masala chai from the Golden Age of India
  • Leeks and carrots in olive oil from the Byzantine Empire
  • Potage of cinnamon from the Frankish Empire
  • And roasted birds with sauce from feudal Europe.


There is one recipe with beautiful photographs for each of the 28 weeks of The Mystery of History, Volume II. Along with ingredient lists and step-by-step cooking instructions, there are notes about the foods and customs that the recipe represents. Includes printable recipe cards and a geographical index!

  • Yes. At 50 pages, this cookbook can easily be printed and spiral bound or three-hole punched. The PDF is in color, but can be printed in black and white if desired.

  • No. We used Volume II as our one choice for making a matching historical cookbook because out of all our volumes, it covers the widest range of cultures around the world.

  • Any age may enjoy these recipes, which range in difficulty from easy to extravagant. Pick and choose as needed for multiple ages.

Volume I—Cookbook Samples

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