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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Cherry orsour cherry or strawberry puree

Ein kirsz muesz Amerellen wiesel ader Ertberen Muesz etc.


Köln, Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln, Best. 7004, 27Source Collection: K1, fol. 004rRecipe Nr. 24 Dating: 2nd half of 15th c. (Menne/Ehlert); 16th c. (Finger et al.)Origin: place of origin unknownLang: West Central German

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Same title: k1.24Shared ingredients: k1.24Same ingredients in following recipe: 0Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: fruitPreparation: pureeType: -

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K1 - "Köln, Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln, Best. 7004, 27"