Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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  • Ingredient: (usually) edible material used in cooking
  • Dish: general category of food
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Parsley root puree

Ain gemuess von petersil wurczen


Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz –, Handschriftenabteilung, Ms. germ. qu. 1187 Source Collection: B4, fol. 085rRecipe Nr. 78 Dating: mid 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

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Same title: b4.78, w1.80Shared ingredients: b4.78


Main ingredient: legumesPreparation: pureeType: savoury

Ain gemuess von petersil wurczen In der selben weis machtu mit piessen auch machen NIm petersil wuerczen vnd sewd die In eim schon wasser Wann die gesotten sein So tue das hercz dauon vnd . das ander hakch chlain vnd nym ein halb phuntt Mandel do solt milich von machen do solt du die wurczlein In tuen vnd lass sieden Wann es gesotten ist So richt es an nym smalcz Oder oell darczue das tue daran vnd lass darInn sieden So wirt es . geslaecht In der selben weiss