Fish in vinegar from the Kuchemaistrey

This might even work

1.viii Item if you would keep fish so that they stay fresh for long. Lay them in a wooden vat or earthen pot and pour good vinegar on them and put parsley into it and bury it in a pit of fresh earth. And when you take out the fish and vinegar, always pour on fresh vinegar again. And close it with a good cover again. That way, they will stay fresh for long and do not turn stinking.

My current project are recipes from the Nuremberg Kuchenmaistrey produced around 1490. This was the earliest printed cookbook in German (and only missed being the earliest printed cookbook in any language by a few years). The Kuchenmaistrey (mastery of the kitchen) gave rise to a vibrant culture of amended and expanded manuscript copies as well as reprints spanning almost a century. The recipes seem designed to appeal to a wealthy, literate and cosmopolitan clientele.

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