Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Pear electuary

Ein lattwerig von Regelpirnen oder von kirchpirn


Berlin, Staatsbibliothek – Preußischer Kulturbesitz –, Handschriftenabteilung, Ms. germ. qu. 15Source Collection: B2, fol. 094rRecipe Nr. 3 Dating: 15th c.Origin: area of ÖttingenLang: Swabian German

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Main ingredient: fruitPreparation: electuaryType: -

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