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katjaDame Katja Davidova Orlova Khazarina

Major Fields: Period Cooking and Food Research, Bread baking, Feast planning & management, Herbology, Medieval gardening, Period Middle Eastern dancing.

Other Areas of Interest: 10th to 13th century Khazar/Turkic research (cities, language, commerce, clothing, etc.), Medieval dance, Archery, Scribal, Equestrian

Teaching: Please feel free to contact her if you would like her to teach any of the following classes:


  • An Overview of Renaissance Kitchen Equipment
  • No Eels, Please! Non-Weird Period Food
  • Creepy Cuisine, or, Yes Some Period Food IS Wierd
  • Gode Cookery Sytes: How to Research Medieval Food If You Have No Period Cookbooks...and No Money to Buy Any
  • A Gode Grocery List: what food was prepared in an English medieval kitchen, and how did it get there?
  • New World vs. Old World Foodstuffs
  • Breadmaking demonstrations with oral overview of period bread history
  • Comparing & Choosing Medieval Cookbooks
  • Medieval Pasta - History, Preparation, and Recipes
  • Useful Internet Websites for Medieval Food Research
  • Antidote Anecdotes: Medieval Poison Prevention
  • Overview of Medieval Spices
  • Plants in the Medieval Garden
  • Middle Eastern Dance 101
  • Simple Group Middle Eastern Dances
  • Hip Drop Dance - a simple choreography
  • Medieval Spices show-smell-and-tell
  • The Winding Road to A Persona (How I
    Became A Khazar)

NOTE: Many of the handouts from above classes are available on Katja's website - see URL below.

(Katja is currently working on a study of the causes for the food changes from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and a history of the Shroud of Turin during our period of study...)

Current Group: Barony of Thescorre

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