Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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  • Ingredient: (usually) edible material used in cooking
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Chicken with quinces

Ein guot spise .


München, Universitätsbibl., Cim. 4 (= 2° Cod. ms. 731)Source Collection: M11, fol. 160rRecipe Nr. 32 Dating: approx. 1345-1354Origin: WürzburgLang: East Franconian

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Same title: m11.32, ds1.31Shared ingredients: m11.32Same ingredients in following recipe: 3Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: poultryPreparation: -Type: -

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