Monday, October 10, 2011


15th century cookbook, LAUD MS. 553 (Bodleian library)
Ab. 1420 A.D.


—Nym figes, & boille hem in wyn, & bray hem in a morter with lied bred; tempre hit vp with goud wyn / boille it / do therto good spicere, & hole resons / dresse hit / florisshe it a-boue with pomme-garnetes.

Modern English


—Take figs, and boil them in wine, and crush them in a mortar with (laid) bread; temper it up with good wine/ boil it/ put therein good spices, and whole raisins/ dress it/ flourish it [garnish it] above with pomegranate (seeds).

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