Thursday, April 8, 2010

Douce Ame

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

Douce Ame
—Take gode Cowe mylke and do it in a pot. take parsel. sawge. ysope. saueray and ooþer gode herbes. hewe hem and do hem in the mylke and seeþ hem. take capouns half yrosted and smyte hem on pecys and do þerto pynes and hony clarified. salt it and colour it with safroun an serue it forth.

Modern English

Sweet Dish
—Take good cow’s milk and put it in a pot. Take parsley, sage, hyssop, savoury and other good herbs. Chop them and put them in with the milk and boil them. Take half roasted capons and chop them to pieces and add to this, pine nuts and clarified honey. Salt it and colour it with saffron and serve it forth.

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