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Herring one inch miniature food, Medieval Tudor dollhouse, rustic food, 12th scale fishmonger scene

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12th scale dollshouse food, miniature white fish; rustic roombox, period dollhouse kitchen, fishmonger stall, fishmarket scene. Brined herring, Tudor kitchen, Colonial storeroom, Victorian dollhouse pantry. Preserved fish "white" herring for 1:12 Dark Ages, Gothic, Medieval, Tudor, Renaissance, Colonial, and contemporary miniature scenes.

These "white" herring have already been soaked multiple times by the medieval cook to remove some of the intense salt from the brine-ing process which preserved them. Now they are ready to be used with almond or cow's milk, breadcrumbs and flour in a noble household's kitchen to make a popular "blancmange" or white food dish - the fore-runner of today's milk-based blancmange pudding desert! Or perhaps cook will just lightly cook them in a ceramic dish at the fireside and serve with a butter and herb (green) sauce, not unlike we might do today.

The listing by MedievalMorsels is EITHER:
A LARGE wooden bowl containing 3+ flattened fish, fixed in the bowl measuring 1.25 inches (3 cm) in diameter and 0.5 inch (1,5 cm) tall (photos 1 and 3) OR
A LARGE round wooden board containing 2+ flattened fish, fixed, measuring 1.5 inch (3,5 cm) in diameter (Photos 1 and 2) OR
An oblong board containing 2+ flattened fish, fixed on the board measuring 1.75 inch (4,0 cm) by 0.75 inch ( 2,0cm) (Photos 1 and 4 )

All the wood has been aged with an oak coloured, wax enriching stain.

► BLOG : http://medievalmorsels.blogspot.co.uk/

Peasants living close to North Sea ports in Europe, or even in medieval London, would also have had easy access to brined herring. It was a cheap staple food, so abundant was the herring in northern European waters. White herring might well have gone into the peasant's pot with little soaking because by adding oats or barley as well as the usual root or herb vegetables and or pulses, a not too salty pottage would result! The chief flavours of the peasant diet were salt and smoke - they lacked expensive dairy ingredients and spices to mask these tastes. Even so white or brined herring would have been a welcome alternative to the even saltier, often many year old "stockfish" or salted cod which might have needed the equivalent of a medieval mallet and long soaking (often in unclean water) to render it edible!

Herring is one of several foods mentioned in Hilary Mantel's Booker prize winning novel "Wolf Hall". It is the first of a trilogy about the rise to power of one low-born Thomas Cromwell who became Henry VIII 's favourite adviser during and after his divorce from Katherine of Aragon, his break with the Church of Rome and his marriage to Anne Boleyn. The BBC is about to air a 6 part historical drama of Mantel's novel and it successor "Bring up the Bodies" an unprecedented second Booker prize winner for the author. Wolf Hall is eagerly anticipated at the time of writing - January 2015 - as the UK's TV event of the year, we can confidently expect it to be syndicated world wide. In the novel, Cromwell is dining at the house of Thomas More whom he does not much like or trust. Cromwell, observing his host's discomfort remarks that it seems as if More hates his herring. Then as a passing shot as he leaves, he asks for he recipe of the accompanying sauce.

Its fitting that the herring is Medieval Morsel's first listing. My maternal grandfather was a Suffolk-based drifter-man away for long periods at sea chasing herring in the early 1900's, and I grew up in King's Lynn in Norfolk which was an important Hanseatic League port for medieval merchants trading in barrels of herring and other produce from and via the North Sea.

In my photos I have included a woodcut dating from 1555 illustrating Medieval fishing from relatively large ocean going vessels.

Please note: this one inch scale miniature is intended for collectors and is not suitable for a child's doll's house.
12th scale dollshouse food, miniature white fish; rustic roombox, period dollhouse kitchen, fishmonger stall, fishmarket scene. Brined herring, Tudor kitchen, Colonial storeroom, Victorian dollhouse pantry. Preserved fish "white" herring for 1:12 Dark Ages, Gothic, Medieval, Tudor, Renaissance, Colonial, and contemporary miniature scenes.

These "white" herring have already been soaked multiple times by the medieval cook to remove some of the intense salt from the brine-ing process which preserved them. Now they are ready to be used with almond or cow's milk, breadcrumbs and flour in a noble household's kitchen to make a popular "blancmange" or white food dish - the fore-runner of today's milk-based blancmange pudding desert! Or perhaps cook will just lightly cook them in a ceramic dish at the fireside and serve with a butter and herb (green) sauce, not unlike we might do today.

The listing by MedievalMorsels is EITHER:
A LARGE wooden bowl containing 3+ flattened fish, fixed in the bowl measuring 1.25 inches (3 cm) in diameter and 0.5 inch (1,5 cm) tall (photos 1 and 3) OR
A LARGE round wooden board containing 2+ flattened fish, fixed, measuring 1.5 inch (3,5 cm) in diameter (Photos 1 and 2) OR
An oblong board containing 2+ flattened fish, fixed on the board measuring 1.75 inch (4,0 cm) by 0.75 inch ( 2,0cm) (Photos 1 and 4 )

All the wood has been aged with an oak coloured, wax enriching stain.

► BLOG : http://medievalmorsels.blogspot.co.uk/

Peasants living close to North Sea ports in Europe, or even in medieval London, would also have had easy access to brined herring. It was a cheap staple food, so abundant was the herring in northern European waters. White herring might well have gone into the peasant's pot with little soaking because by adding oats or barley as well as the usual root or herb vegetables and or pulses, a not too salty pottage would result! The chief flavours of the peasant diet were salt and smoke - they lacked expensive dairy ingredients and spices to mask these tastes. Even so white or brined herring would have been a welcome alternative to the even saltier, often many year old "stockfish" or salted cod which might have needed the equivalent of a medieval mallet and long soaking (often in unclean water) to render it edible!

Herring is one of several foods mentioned in Hilary Mantel's Booker prize winning novel "Wolf Hall". It is the first of a trilogy about the rise to power of one low-born Thomas Cromwell who became Henry VIII 's favourite adviser during and after his divorce from Katherine of Aragon, his break with the Church of Rome and his marriage to Anne Boleyn. The BBC is about to air a 6 part historical drama of Mantel's novel and it successor "Bring up the Bodies" an unprecedented second Booker prize winner for the author. Wolf Hall is eagerly anticipated at the time of writing - January 2015 - as the UK's TV event of the year, we can confidently expect it to be syndicated world wide. In the novel, Cromwell is dining at the house of Thomas More whom he does not much like or trust. Cromwell, observing his host's discomfort remarks that it seems as if More hates his herring. Then as a passing shot as he leaves, he asks for he recipe of the accompanying sauce.

Its fitting that the herring is Medieval Morsel's first listing. My maternal grandfather was a Suffolk-based drifter-man away for long periods at sea chasing herring in the early 1900's, and I grew up in King's Lynn in Norfolk which was an important Hanseatic League port for medieval merchants trading in barrels of herring and other produce from and via the North Sea.

In my photos I have included a woodcut dating from 1555 illustrating Medieval fishing from relatively large ocean going vessels.

Please note: this one inch scale miniature is intended for collectors and is not suitable for a child's doll's house.

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Sometimes the extremely low temperatures in an unpressurised aircraft hold may cause the glues used to fail and items/parts can become unglued. If this happens please send me an e-ail via Etsy and I can advise on the best type of glue to use.

If your item is damaged in transit beyond a simple re-glue repair please e-mail me via Etsy and I will work with you to put things right, to your satisfaction, as swiftly as possible. I want you to be fully satisfied with my product and my service.

I may be able to post "slim" parcels (less than 25mm including packing) to the UK at large letter not parcel rate. If this is the case I always refund the difference in postage.

Shipping policies

My quoted prices are for up to 100grams (c. 3.5 ounces) weight parcel dispatched via Royal Mail's standard international airmail. For orders exceeding 100 grams in weight I will advise you of the postage cost before proceeding. I do obtain and keep the certificate of posting.
I post within 3-5 working days (this does not include Saturday or Sunday) of receiving a cleared payment. International parcels have a full customs declaration and my name and address supplied.
Customers are responsible for any import duty or taxes that may be due in their own country.
Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for non-delivery in your country of origin. If you wish to employ postal tracking of your item from the UK as a means of "insurance" provided by a third party (ie not me) please send me a conversation and I will enquire about the additional cost and offer this as an option.

To keep prices low parcels for UK delivery will be dispatched by second class small parcel mail. Some savings on the advertised rates may be possible for thinner packages that will post as a large letter. If so I always refund overpaid UK postage.
My quoted prices are for up to 100grams (c. 3.5 ounces) weight parcel dispatched via Royal Mail's standard international airmail. For orders exceeding 100 grams in weight I will advise you of the postage cost before proceeding. I do obtain and keep the certificate of posting.
I post within 3-5 working days (this does not include Saturday or Sunday) of receiving a cleared payment. International parcels have a full customs declaration and my name and address supplied.
Customers are responsible for any import duty or taxes that may be due in their own country.
Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for non-delivery in your country of origin. If you wish to employ postal tracking of your item from the UK as a means of "insurance" provided by a third party (ie not me) please send me a conversation and I will enquire about the additional cost and offer this as an option.

To keep prices low parcels for UK delivery will be dispatched by second class small parcel mail. Some savings on the advertised rates may be possible for thinner packages that will post as a large letter. If so I always refund overpaid UK postage.

Additional policies

Most of my items are light in weight and several can be combined in the overseas postage rate quoted - which is for 100 grams weight (c 3.5 ounces) to include all protective packaging. (In other words I do not charge postage per item.) For orders exceeding 100 grams in weight I will advise you of the postage rate that will apply before proceeding.

My postage rates reflect those currently charged by the UK's Royal Mail.

The customer is responsible for any tax and customs charges which may be charged in the client's country of receipt.

I am happy to discuss custom orders at 1:12, 1:6 and 1:24 scale based on my current product range. Please send me a conversation to enquire.

Seller Details

Mary Thornton
43 Swindon Rd
STRATTON ST MARGARET, Swindon SN3 4PU
United Kingdom

FAQs

I am happy to discuss custom and multiple items orders at 1:12, 1:6 and 1:24 scale based mainly on my current product range. Please send me a conversation to enquire. (If appropriate I can work closely from a food image you supply.)
My listing text will either give measurements in inches and centimetres, OR my listing photos will include a paper clip, cocktail stick or coin for scale.
My dollshouse foods are made from oven hardened "Fimo" clay and are collector's items. They are not toys and are not suitable for children under 14 years of age. They may break if handled roughly or dropped.
I am happy to gift wrap items and post to a third party if asked at/near the time of purchase. Please send me a conversation.

Herring one inch miniature food, Medieval Tudor dollhouse, rustic food, 12th scale fishmonger scene

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  • Materials: fimo, wood
  • Feedback: 666 reviews
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