On October 22, I presented a paper at the Columbia Graduate Student Medieval Conference entitled, "Medieval Food Porn: Forme of Cury and Du fait de cuisine. " Maybe twenty people heard the paper. One was a friend and colleague who came back from the Berkshires with an article from, yes, Cooks Source that mentioned Forme of Cury. (This is the now famous Tale of Two Tarts.) My friend thought it was funny that she had never heard of Forme of Cury before Friday and then ran into it again on Saturday. I thought the article and byline looked familiar.
I poked around a bit and realized that it was familiar, so I sent an email
to Monica, the author, outlining the above and then saying:
So my questions are .. did you know your article was being used in, umm, "Cooks Source?" If not, you should beat them up for copyright violation. If so, I'd be interested in hearing how you marketed the article since I'm always looking for ways to make a bit of spare cash from writing ...The rest, as they say, is history.
Hopefully you want some more medieval cookery, since that's
mainly what this site is. Enjoy.