Monthly Archives: July 2024

Blessings for Birds

Here is finally more of the Benedictiones ad Mensas. This is the section on birds: 73 Bless, o Christ king, the birds that are equal to fish Piscibus ęquipares benedic rex Christe volucres 74 May the cross bless this bird … Continue reading

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Cheese Pockets

I know I am late in posting more of the Benedictiones, but there is too much going on at the moment. Here is a brief and simple recipe from Philippine Welser’s collection, though: 123 If you want to fry krapfen … Continue reading

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More Blessings for Fishes

Yet more from the 11th-century Benedictiones ad Mensas, completing the list of fish: 57 May a piece of such a large fish among our foods be blessed Pars tanti piscis nostris benedicta sit ęscis 58 May God not permit this … Continue reading

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Blessings for Fishes

More from the 11th century Benedictiones ad Mensas: The first part of a series of blessings for fish 39 We eat these cooked fish blessed with the cross Hos pisces coctos cruce sumamus benedictos 40 Bless these fish, you, who … Continue reading

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Another Liver in a Caul

Yes, Philippine Welser also has one: 121 To fry a goat liver Chop the liver thoroughly (?raych) and add a good part of bacon to it, and sage, onion, and parsley. Chop it all together and take a little caraway, … Continue reading

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