Sunday, February 21, 2010


The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Forme of Cury (by Samuel Pegge)
original text from about A.D. 1390


Take Almandes blaunched, waisshe hem. grynde hem. and temper hem up with rede wyne, and alye hem with flour of Rys. do ├żerto Pynes yfryed. and colour it with saundres. do ├żerto powdour fort and powdour douce and salt, messe it forth and flour it with aneys confyt whyte.

Modern English

Morree (a mulberry coloured dish, in this case coloured with red wine and saunders)

Take blanched Almonds, wash them, grind them, and temper them up with red wine, and bind it with rice flour, do thereto (add) fried pine nuts, and colour it with sanders (red sandalwood), add powder fort (strong spices) and powder douce (sweet spices) and salt. Serve it forth and garnish/sprinkle it with white anise comfits.

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