Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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  • Ingredient: (usually) edible material used in cooking
  • Dish: general category of food
  • Tool: equipment used in cooking
  • Name: proper name of dish
  • Instruction: one set of action during dooking
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Suckling pig stuffed with suckling pig's lung

Von ainem Spen Vaerel


Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz –, Handschriftenabteilung, Ms. germ. qu. 1187 Source Collection: B4, fol. 076rRecipe Nr. 25 Dating: mid 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

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Same title: b4.25, w1.25, b1.51Shared ingredients: b4.25, w1.25, er1.51, wo1a.80Same ingredients in following recipe: 4Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: meatPreparation: roastType: show dish

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