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Illusion Burgers

My son spent the weekend with me. We made burgers. That is, of course, not the whole story. It begins with a tradition of illusion foods that goes back to at least the Hellenistic era and was very strong in … Continue reading

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Lenten Dessert

We followed the fish feast on Good Friday with a dessert of illusion foods: Pastries, bratwurst sausages, and porridge topped with fried lardons. All of them fit for Lent. The pastries are easiest: You simply fill them with something other … Continue reading

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Infidel Peas – an odd recipe

Today’s recipe is short, but intriguing. Another one of the parallels from the Mondseer Kochbuch: 57 To prepare infidel peas (Haydenisch arbeis) Take almond kernels and pound them very small, and mix them with a third as much honey and … Continue reading

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Rice Made from Eggs

Another illusion food from the Innsbruck MS. This one really makes no practical sense at all. 57 If you would make rice out of eggs, boil the eggs hard and then take the hard egg (daz hert) and chop it … Continue reading

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Egg Loaf Roast from the Innsbruck MS

Another fake meat dish, this one made from eggs: 52 If you would make a roast of eggs, beat the eggs in a bowl, season them, salt them, and pour them into a bag. Let them boil in that so … Continue reading

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Almond cheeses from the Innsbruck MS

I am very glad to say that I can type again (though carefully) and thus will resume my semi-regular recipe postings. For today, a few short and mildly confusing ones for illusion food: 44 If you would make a curd … Continue reading

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Fake Chopped Meat and Cracklings for Lent

Another two recipes from Cgm 384 II, these are illusion foods for meatless days. 58 A chopped dish (gehäckt) in Lent Make a gehäkt in Lent of chopped almonds. Colour part of them and leave the other part white, and … Continue reading

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Fish sausages from the Inntalkochbuch

Another expensive illusion food for Lent. <<31>> Pratwürst von vischen Bratwurst sausages of fish Chop the pike finely and add good spices and use caraway in it. Place that on a skewer and roast it, and baste it with fat. … Continue reading

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Lenten fried eggs from the Inntalkochbuch

Another piece of illusion food <<11>> Aier smalcz in der vassten Fried eggs during Lent Take blanched almonds, grind them up and pass it thick through a cloth with water. Boil in a pan like a mus so that it … Continue reading

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Lenten bratwurst from the Königsberg MS

Another dish from the rich tradition of Lenten illusion foods – mock bratwurst sausage. [[22]] Wilthu Prottwirst inn der Fastenn machenn: If you want to make bratwurst sausages during Lent Take good figs and blanch them, and grind them up, … Continue reading

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