Tag Archives: Königsberg MS

Fake Hard-Boiled Eggs

From the Kuenstlichs und Fuertrefflichs Kochbuch, another recipe for fake eggs. 63 Hard-Boiled Eggs with Almonds Take blanched almond kernels, grind them small, and colour yellow as much as is required for the yolk. Take eggshells and pour out (thus… … Continue reading

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Three Recipes for Sick People

From the Kuenstlich und Fuertrefflichs Kochbuch: 23 Frying Kuechlein for Sick People Take a quarter of a hen that is boiled, the ‘crumb’ (prosem – i.e. the meat?) of it, cut it small. Take plums, remove the stones, and also … Continue reading

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Another two recipes for Kroseier

This time they’re from Cgm 384 II: 67 Fritters of kroßayer To make kroß ayer, break open eggs at the broad end and beat them very well. Add pepper and saffron and chopped parsley and sage. Cook (röschs) them in … Continue reading

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Sauce for Beef from Cgm 384 (and everywhere else)

As we return to Cgm 384, this is one recipe we find in almost every recipe collection: 35 Sauce (Seltz) for a Loin Roast (lentpraten) Take the loin roast of a calf and roast it. Take rye bread and vinegar … Continue reading

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Liver in a Caul from Cgm 384 II

A quick recipe today because it’s been a busy day: 32 Roasted Goat Liver Take the liver of a billy goat (aines bockes leber) and chop it small while it is raw. Chop eggs and white bread with it, wrap … Continue reading

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May Cake from Meister Eberhard

Looking at the similarities in the structure and technical vocabulary, I think we can safely say the recipe collections of of Meister Eberhard, the Königsberg MS and Cod Pal Germ 551 share more than a common culinary tradition. Beyond that, … Continue reading

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Liver Roasted in Caul, from Meister Eberhard

Here is another interesting case of a travelling recipe with close parallels in both Cod Pal Germ 551 and the Königsberg MS. <<R8>> Item ein essenn vonn einer lebernn eins kalbs. Item a dish made from the liver of a … Continue reading

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A Sweet Mörserkuchen from the Inntalkochbuch

The recipe is a fairly trivial variation on ‘mortar cake‘, but it has exact quantities! <<48>> Aber ein pachens Another fried dish Take 24 eggs, a quarter pound (virdumb, read virdung) of raisins, and a small white bread loaf (semel) … Continue reading

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Antler recipes from the Inntalkochbuch

If you find one recipe for something you are convinced can’t possibly be edible, you doubt your interpretation. Once you meet the second and third, though, it is time to reassess your estimate of edibility. These are from the Inntalkochbuch: … Continue reading

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New Translation: The Königsberg MS is up

I have finally found the time to clean up the document and add the complete translation of the Königsberg Manuscript to my page. It dates to the late 15th century and has many parallels with Cod Pal Germ 551, to … Continue reading

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