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Deep-fried cherries from the Inntalkochbuch

Another recipe that proved popular for a long time and recurs in many iterations for centuries. <<55>> Pachen weichsel Fried tart cherries Make a batter with 4 eggs in water, season it with spices in hot fat (misplaced here?) and … Continue reading

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An Almond Hedgehog from the Inntalkochbuch

You know that song? Anyway, ‘hedgehogs’ were a popular thing in medieval culinary display, very likely because they look cute, but are basic and thus not difficult to produce even for non-artistic cooks. The Inntalkochbuch presents a fairly pedestrian recipe … 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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Fake udder from the Inntalkochbuch

It is too late in the day here, a proper writeup of my Dark Ages feast will still have to wait. In the meantime, here is a showpiece from the Inntalkochbuch: <<3>> Ain gemachcz awtter gepraten von milich, wie man … Continue reading

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Almond jelly from the Oeconomia

Another one of the detailed descriptions I enjoy finding so much. Just about every recipe book has a description of almond cheese, but Johannes Coler is one of the few to go into detail. To make good almond cheese (marginalia: … Continue reading

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One fish cooked three ways from the Kuchenmaistrey

A piece of culinary sleight of hand with a long history 1.v Item if you would make three dishes of one fish so that the fish nonetheless appears to stay whole. Cut a pike or another fish (that is) already … Continue reading

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