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A gloss from the Liber de Ferculis Malis

A fascinating description of a complex dish Ad S(cot)o(r)um [prandium?] recipe de carne vaccarum, bene tunde et distemp[e]ra cum ovis [last two words crossed out by a different hand]. Manu abluto fac bullae ad assandum super carbones. Ut bene assati, … Continue reading

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Of fish and meat going to Milan

Thank you for your patience. Back to the Marvels of Milan with this list of fish and meats – which illustrates amply why fish was far more of a luxury. III.29 There are more than 440 butchers in number at … Continue reading

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Chestnuts in the Marvels of Milan

I must ask your patience as this is likely to be the last recipe going up for about a week. I get to spend time with my son and do not expect to be able to post recipes those evenings. … Continue reading

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Walnut-stuffed roasts from the Marvels of Milan

Another interesting text that crossed my path was the ‘Marvels of the City of Milan’ written in 1288. Admittedly it should not be taken at face value, but Milan was a very rich city and contact with Northern Italy had … Continue reading

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