Tag Archives: 15th century

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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Dagged Fritters

Another short recipe from Philippine Welser – I’m interpreting quite freely here, but I think it makes sense. 114 To make a pretty fringe (gefresch) around a tart Prepare a dough as though for hares’ ears (hasen nerla) and it … Continue reading

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Rules for Cookpots

Just a short post today, but this is one of the little things that I so enjoy finding. I was writing about the massive grapen cookpots, three-legged bronze vessels that stood in the embers of the fire, at the kitchen … 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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The Good Friday Fish Feast

A friend was able to source fresh trout for our gathering at the easter weekend, so I could finally try out some of my fish recipes on my unsuspecting fellow medievalists. The result was a Lenten spread that was both … Continue reading

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Crawfish Tart

My apologies, there is again only time for a short recipe today. I might as well give up hope of returning to doing them daily. From the recipe collection of Philippine Welser: 57 If you want to make a crawfish … Continue reading

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English Tart

A continuation of yesterday’s cheese tart, this recipe from Philippine Welser’s collection is referred to as ‘English’, putting it in the direct tradition of a number of earlier sources. 49 If you want to make an English tart Prepare as … Continue reading

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Fastenkrapfen

The second part of Saturday’s experiments from the Mondseer Kochbuch, plus one pie. We served a varied and rather heavy dessert, and I was slightly surprised that all recipes worked out well. Much food was taken away again. First, there … Continue reading

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A Meatless Recipe Testing Session

On the anniversary of last year’s fritter experimenting session, I got together with some local friends from my mnedieval club for an arts & sciences meeting. I, of course, provided food. It was a good opportunity to try out a … Continue reading

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Hulling Oats

Just a brief recipe today, I managed to catch the latest bug making the rounds and need to get back into bed. The Mondseer Kochbuch on hulling oats: 160 To prepare oat grains If you want to prepare oat grains … Continue reading

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