Wednesday, October 12, 2011


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


—Take hennes other conynges, other veel other other flesch & hewe it to go- bettes, waische it & seeth hit wel, grynd almaundes unblaun- ched & drawe hem up with the broth cast therinne raysouns of coraunce, sugar, poudour ginger, erbes y stewed in grece, oynouns and salt, yf hit is thynne: alye hit up with flour of rys other with other thyng, colour hit with sa- fron and serve hit forth.

Modern English

—Take hens or [rabbits], or veal or other flesh and chop it into chunks (of meat), wash it and boil it well, grind unblanched almonds and draw them up with the broth(,) cast therein currants, sugar, powdered ginger, herbs stewed in grease, onions and salt, if it is thin: thicken it up with rice flour or with another thing, colour it with saffron and serve it forth.

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