Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Borad bean polenta

Ain preynn von pon


Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz –, Handschriftenabteilung, Ms. germ. qu. 1187 Source Collection: B4, fol. 083rRecipe Nr. 67 Dating: mid 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

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Same title: b4.67, w1.69Shared ingredients: b4.67, bs1.203, gr1.227, w1.69


Main ingredient: legumesPreparation: polentaType: savoury

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