The Cuisine of Sigismund II Augustus: food and its supply in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania according to the data in the court account books of 1543-1546

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Anglų kalba / English
Title:
The Cuisine of Sigismund II Augustus: food and its supply in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania according to the data in the court account books of 1543-1546
In the Journal:
Rocznik Lituanistyczny. 2021, 7, p. 93-115
Notes:
Reikšminiai žodžiai: Lietuvos didysis kunigaikštis Žygimantas Augustas; Dvaro virtuvė; Maisto produktai; Sąskaitų knyga. Keywords: Grand Duke Sigismund II Augustus of Lithuania; Court cuisine; Food products; Account book. Reikšminiai žodžiai: Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštystė (LDK; Grand Duchy of Lithuania; GDL); Žygimantas Augustas, 1520-1572 (Žygimantas III Augustas; Zigmantas II Augùstas; Zygmunt II August; Sigismund August); Valdovai; Sąskaitų knygos; Maisto produktai; Patiekalai; 16 amžius; Cuisine; Food products; Account books; 16th century; Rulers.
Keywords:
LT
16 amžius; Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštystė (Lietuva; LDK; Grand Duchy of Lithuania; GDL); Maistas. Kulinarija. Mityba / Food. Cooking. Nutrition; Patiekalai; Sąskaitų knygos; Valdovai; Žygimantas Augustas, 1520-1572 (Žygimantas III Augustas; Zigmantas II Aug?stas; Zygmunt II August; Sigismund August).
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16th century; Account books; Cuisine; Rulers.
Summary / Abstract:

ENThe article’s objective is to reveal what food products were used in the cuisine of Sigismund II Augustus and in what ways they were supplied when the Ruler resided in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, according to the data of the court account books of 1543–1546. The topis has not been exhaustively studied thus far. Researchers have not given the analysis of these court account books through the prism of cuisine suffi cient attention. The analysis shows that plenty of different kinds of meat – of domestic and wild animals and birds – were delivered to the court kitchen of the Ruler. When the Ruler resided in Vilnius Lower Castle during fasting, pikes from about 20 ponds constructed in Viršupis estate were supplied. Additionally, Elders of the Ruler’s estates sent diff erent types of fish. Also, dairy products were consumed, such as eggs, bread, cereals and sweet baked products, local vegetables and fruit as well as imported lemons, rice and a variety of spices. Beer, mead and wine – the accounts mention Rhine and Hungarian ones – were supplied to the Ruler’s court. The court account books of 1543–1546 are the vital source that reveals the assortment of food products and their supply. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.12775/RL.2021.7.04
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2450-8446; 2450-8454
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2022-08-29 07:21:27
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