Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Fake chantarelles



Brixen/Bressanone, Bibliothek des Priesterseminars, Cod. I 5 (Nr. 125)Source Collection: Br1, fol. 234rRecipe Nr. 26 Dating: ca. 1430/40 (Adamson 1996, 291); mid-15th c. (Honold 2005, 26)Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

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Same title: br1.26, db1.42Shared ingredients: br1.26Same ingredients in following recipe: 2Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: doughPreparation: -Type: show dish

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Br1 - "Brixen/Bressanone, Bibliothek des Priesterseminars, Cod. I 5 (Nr. 125)"