David Walddon


David has written for national magazines such as The Journal of Italian Food and Wine and Threads. His weekly syndicated food column The Vast Repast focuses on food history and traditions and can be read in weekly newspapers throughout the Northwest. David's paper A Renaissance Fish Recipe from the Martino Manuscript was part of the ‘97 Oxford Symposium on Food History and his most recent paper From Menu, to Recipe, to Meal: a Renaissance Wedding Banquet can be found in the proceedings of the ‘01 Oxford Symposium on Food History.

David has lectured on Medieval and Renaissance cooking techniques and taught classes on Apicius (Ancient Roman Cooking), and the Epulario (Italian Renaissance Cooking) in Washington, D.C., Palm Desert, California, Vancouver and Victoria, Canada, as well as many other cities throughout the Northwest. David attended the Banff School of Fine Arts and received his Bachelor of Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. In his spare time David works with the Madrone Culinary Guild in Seattle, Washington preparing multi-course Medieval banquets for groups from 20 to 500.

David has several book proposals in development:

The Epulario; an Italian Renaissance Banquet
Lets readers discover the delicious food of Renaissance Italy.

A Peacock in the Snow
A delightful children's picture book.

101 Things to do with Popcorn
Filled with food, fun and facts all about popcorn!

The Renaissance Man's Guide to Life
Advice from history to help the modern man cope with a hectic life.

Iron John - The Wild Man
A children's story with fairy tale pictures.

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