Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Roo broth

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

Roo broth

—Take the liver of the bore other of the roo, perboile hit, smyte hit on smale morcels, seeth hit wele half in water & half in wyne, take bred & bray it with the self broth, & drawe blode ther to & lat hit seeth to gider with poudour fort, of ginger. or of canel, maces, with a grete porcioun of vyneger with raysouns of coraunce.

Modern English

Roe Deer broth

—Take the liver of the bore or of the roe deer, parboil it, chop it to small morsels, boil it well in half water and half wine, take bread and crush it with the self broth [it’s own broth], and draw blood thereto and let it boil together with powder fort, of ginger. Or of cinnamon, maces, with a great portion of currants.

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