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Friday, June 17, 2005

Friday Middle English recipe blogging.

It's time for Week Two of our new pointless feature: A Middle English recipe found in the Dictionary of Early English! This one is from Two Cookery-Bookes (1430):

Gaylede: Take almaunde mylke and flowre of rys, and do therto sugre or hony, and powder gyngere; then take fygs, and kerve them ato, or roysonys yhole, or harde wastel ydicyd and coloure it with saunderys and sette it and dresse hem yn.

Saunderys is sandalwood, a popular ingredient also spelled sawnderys, sanders, saundres, etc. The other word I was stumped by is wastel, which is a bread made of fine flour. Mmm.

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 17 June 2005 at 7:05 AM

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3 comments:

fausto:

June 17, 2005 08:06 AM | Permalink for this comment

Sounds yummy, but Izaak Walton over here is still waiting for a nice Friday fish recipe...

Philocrites:

June 17, 2005 08:25 AM | Permalink for this comment

As soon as I find a fish recipe, I'll supply it. (Mrs P, meanwhile, just wishes I'd discover that Izaak is a relative. Alas, it appears he isn't.)

P.S. I'm testing a new minor feature here: A little quick links guide to new comments, which shows up at the top of each post.

fausto:

June 18, 2005 09:46 AM | Permalink for this comment

Ah, we are all brothers in the Spirit.

You know, interdependent web and all that.



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