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Bone-in chicken meatballs

Medieval German recipe collections often include instructions for a kind of chicken meatball on the bone. The recipes vary widely, which may suggest this was a diverse class of dishes or that this was in fact done rarely and thus … Continue reading

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Filled crawfish from the Kuchenmaistrey

Another of the experiments I did on 26th March. A friend found frozen crawfish at the supermarket and it was too good an opportunity to pass up. 1.xi Item make filled crawfish thus. Boil them in water and shell them … Continue reading

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Fried filled apples from the Königsberg MS

This is as clear as a parallel gets. Not only does Cod Pal Germ 551 belong to the same South German tradition as the Königsberg MS, but it shares recipes verbatim. [[4]] Willtu machenn gehalwirtt Oppffell: If you want to … Continue reading

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Another way of pickling birds

Interesting technique for taking out meat from under a butter seal To preserve roasted birds (marginalia: to preserve roasted birds) Take good sour vinegar according to how sour you wish to have it (you may adulterate (fälschen) it with a … Continue reading

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Blood sauce for venison from Ggm 349

It was very popular at the time. A pepper sauce for venison Item, take the blood (fürhess) of a lamb or chickens and crumbs of white bread (semlein) and put it on the fire so that it boils. Then pass … Continue reading

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Medicinal wine in times of plague, from the Kuchenmaistrey

5. xix. Item wormwood wine is good for disease (vnlust) when you drink it or mix it with other wine or makeit into a sauce with nut kernels and fine bread soaked in wine to which wormwood was added, well … Continue reading

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Medicinal bramble wine from the Kuchenmaistrey

One of the more attractive medicinal wines 5. xvii. If you would make a wine of brambles, take one Maß of thick honey (honig saym) and five Maß of bramble berries, mix it and stir it together well. Then add … Continue reading

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Dried herbs from the Kuchenmaistrey

Herbs were not always fresh, and herb dishes are not automatically seasonal. 4. xiiii. Item the above herbs that belong in sauces, if you wish to keep them all year so they do not lose their virtue and their savour, … Continue reading

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A medicinal wine from the Kuchenmaistrey

Because we may need something for when we feel weak and sick in the head soon. 5. xiiii. Item, help a person who has long lain sick and is now rising again, but still is weak in the head from … Continue reading

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Vinegar recipes from the Kuchenmaistrey

I apologise for the hiatus, I was away for the holidays. Here are some new recipes: 5. i. Vinegar is made in many different ways. Firstly, take the sourest grapes that you can find, press them and strain them through … Continue reading

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