Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Crabbe or Lopster boiled

15th century cookbook
Ab. 1420 A.D.

Crabbe or Lopster boiled
-Take a crabbe or a lopster, and stop him in þe vente witℏ on̄ of hire clees, and setℏ him in water, and no salt; or elles stoppe him in þe same maner, and cast him in an̄ oven̄, and bake him, and serue him fortℏ colde. And his sauce is vinegre.

Modern English

Boiled Crab or Lobster
-Take a crab or a lobster, and stop him in the vent(opening) with one of her claws, and boil him in water (with no salt); or else stop him in the same manner, and cast him in an oven and bake him and serve him forth cold. And his sauce is vinegar.

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