This month we have a wonderful talk from Michelle Enzinas, author of the "Big Buttes Book". In 1599 Henry Buttes wrote a slightly comical cookbook for the Bacon family, in order to raise funds for the construction of a church. In this talk, we learn all about the book, and also whether it was successful in the end!
Michelle Enzinas has spent 15 years as an historical reenactor and amateur domestic technologies archeologist, and 20 years dealing with food allergies and research into food security issues. An avid wrestler, she claims much of her cooking is an extension of her interest in self-defense.
Previously Michelle has written series of cooking columns in historical re-enactment journals and newsletters. She has a bachelor of science in psychology from Acadia University.
Michelle lives in Ottawa, Ontario, where her experimental cooking is enjoyed by her husband, and eyed suspiciously by her daughter.