My real name is Anjila K. Olsen, but my pen and performance name is Alice the Cook; I am a food historian who writes food articles for Renaissance Magazine as well as performs cooking demonstrations at various festivals and historical re-enactment shows.
I love to share my passion for cooking with others and I encourage others to share their cooking stories as well. This cookbook is a reflection of all of my favorite recipes. I test recipes in my kitchen with cast iron pots and wooden utensils and utilize a fire pit to practice and perfect my recipes in a traditional manner. I hope you enjoy them.
I specialize in British, Irish, Scottish and Welsh cuisines, but I have been known to explore French, Spanish, Italian, Middle Eastern, and Indian cuisines as well. I write articles for Renaissance Magazine and gives lectures on the use of herbs from the Middles Ages to modern times and how herbs were used to help the ailing.