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Cherry Wine from the Oeconomia

An interesting recipe for fortified cherry wine from Johannes Coler’s Oeconomia. Of Cherry Wine (marginalia: To make cherry wine) Pull the cherries off the stalks and discard the stalks. Then remove the stones from the cherries and grind them up … Continue reading

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Reassembled Chicken from Cgm 384 II

Another interesting piece of culinary sleight-of-hand. 51 Chickens put together (angeleten) For put-together chickens, take old hens and pick them apart lengthwise and cut off their meat (gebrätt), but see that the bones stay connected to each other. Chop the … Continue reading

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Fish Loaf Recipes from Cgm 384

There is an interesting, but rather crowded recipe in the collection that described how to turn fish – nothing less than the noble pike, too – into moulded show dishes: 33 Roast Pike Take pike or other large fish, remove … Continue reading

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Compost Recipes from Cgm 384 I

Composts (gumpost), from the Latin compositum meaning combined or mixed, were a kind of mixed vegetable pickles many recipes for which survive. The texts usually describe complex mixtures including expensive spices and dried fruit, but it is likely much simpler … Continue reading

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On Brambles

A detour from the scheduled work on Meister Eberhard to the seasonal pleasure or brambling. The European bramble or blackberry is one of the few wild fruits that most Germans safely recognise and will forage. Picking blackberries is one of … Continue reading

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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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Roasted meat loaf from the Kuchenmaistrey

Hohlbraten (hollow roast) is a common recipe, so named after the hole the spit leaves. This was sometimes filled up with scrambled eggs or other stuffings. 2. xix. Item you make a hollow roast of veal thus: Chop this well … Continue reading

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Egg recipes from Cod Pal Germ 551, section two

This is the end of the recipe collection. It ends abruptly, obviously there are pages missing. 35 A dish of coblat (?) eggs If you would make a dish of coblat (?) eggs, grind a small amount (ein winzig) white … Continue reading

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