Madeleine P. Cosman, author of "Fabulous Feasts", dies at age 68

Best known for her book Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony, Madeleine Pelner Cosman has died at the age of 68 in California. She was also the founder of the Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at City College of New York and the organizer of Manhattan's annual Cloisters medieval festival.

In addition to her famous Fabulous Feasts, Ms. Cosman gained prominence as an author, lecturer, and research scholar in medieval and Renaissance history.