Tuesday, October 11, 2011

For to make grewel eforced

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

For to make grewel eforced

—Take grewel & do to the fyer withe gode flesch & seeth hit wele. Take the lyre of pork & grynd hit smal and drawe the grewel thorow a straynoure & colour hyt with safroun.

Modern English

A forced gruel

—Take gruel and put it on the fire (in a pot) with good flesh [meat] and boil it well. Take the flesh of pork and grind it small and draw the gruel through a strainer and colour it with saffron.

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