Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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  • Dish: general category of food
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Sauces, two different for pike in two ways

Von Zwain Salssen


Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz –, Handschriftenabteilung, Ms. germ. qu. 1187 Source Collection: B4, fol. 074vRecipe Nr. 15 Dating: mid 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

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Same title: b4.15, w1.15Shared ingredients: b4.15Same ingredients in following recipe: 1Same tools in following recipe: 0


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