Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Asp tail, roasted

Ain pratten Schaid zagel


Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz –, Handschriftenabteilung, Ms. germ. qu. 1187 Source Collection: B4, fol. 075vRecipe Nr. 22 Dating: mid 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

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