Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Fish puree

Ain gemuess von Vischen



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Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz –, Handschriftenabteilung, Ms. germ. qu. 1187 Source Collection: B4, fol. 085vRecipe Nr. 82 Dating: mid 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

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Main ingredient: fishPreparation: pureeType: savoury

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