Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Oil, how to prepare


Augsburg, Universitätsbibl., Cod.III.1.2°43Source Collection: A1, fol. 069vRecipe Nr. 127 Dating: 4th quater of 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian, Bavarian, Bavarian

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Main ingredient: -Preparation: -Type: medicinal

Als man hie vernomenn hat Also soll man machenn die oel Es sey von kraut oder vonn czelchein von plumen oder von wurtzelnn

*Nutmeg, spikenard, rue oil* (Subrecipe Nr. 1) [cooking recipe] Item Wer do wil machenn oleum muscatellinum oder Nardinum oder Ruteleon oder [70r] welcher hand es sey Der nem das kraut plumen oder holtz vnd stoß das nit vnd leg es in oel drey stund Alsouil zusampt denn weine vnd laß er darynnen ligen dreyssig tag vnd faulen ye lenger es ligt ye pesser es wirt dann so ring man es durch vnd behalt das oel

*Oil, how to prepare from seeds* (Subrecipe Nr. 2) [medicinal recipe] Item Wenn man von samenn will oel machenn So soll man den samen stoßenn vnd in sieden wie vor gesagt ist Ir sult auch mercken wo des oels nit enist So ist meyenn putternn gut darzu wanne sie ist gut vnd heylsam Dar vmb werr des oels nit mag gehabenn der nem meyen putternn

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