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.
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.
has several book proposals in development:
Epulario; an Italian Renaissance Banquet
Lets readers discover the delicious food of Renaissance Italy.
Peacock in the Snow
A delightful children's picture book.
Things to do with Popcorn
Filled with food, fun and facts all about popcorn!
Renaissance Man's Guide to Life
Advice from history to help the modern man cope with a hectic
John - The Wild Man
A children's story with fairy tale pictures.