Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Food colourings, how to prepare seven in the course of the year

Willdu nu chochen mit den selbem varbem dy choch noch des zeit Im Iar


Wien, Österr. Nationalbibl., Cod. 2897 Source Collection: W1, fol. 023vRecipe Nr. 209 Dating: part I (cooking recipe collection): mid-15th c., part III: mid-14th c.Origin: possibly Augustinian canon monastery St. Dorothea ViennaLang: Bavarian

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Same title: b4.207, w1.209Shared ingredients: w1.209Same ingredients in following recipe: 0Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: -Preparation: colorantType: kitchen tip

Willdu nu chochen mit den selbem varbem dy choch noch des zeit Im Iar

*White food colouring* (Subrecipe Nr. 1) [cooking recipe] WEiss vindest du wal allbeg Do machest du gmues vnd gepachens von

*Red food colouring* (Subrecipe Nr. 2) [cooking recipe] Rot machstu von galilan per wann dy zeytig sein so press sy als ein wein wenn sy nu geprest sein so seud sy vnd tue ein honig dorin so halcz du sew ein gancz Iar so machstu salssen vnd gemues von


*Green food colouring* (Subrecipe Nr. 3) [cooking recipe] Gruen das vindestu albeg wol das machstu von petersil oder von anderm kraut do machstu gmues vnd pachens von

*Brown food colouring* (Subrecipe Nr. 4) [cooking recipe] Praun machtu auch wol habem das machstu von weichseln do machstu gmues von wie du wild

*Grey food colouring* (Subrecipe Nr. 5) [cooking recipe] Grab das machstu auch wol habem nym weysz vnd swarcz durich einander do wirt es grab von

*Black food colouring* (Subrecipe Nr. 6) [cooking recipe] Swarcz das machstu selber wol das mach von honig vnd von leczlten

*Yellow food colouring* (Subrecipe Nr. 7) [cooking recipe] Gel das ist auch guet das machstu mit saffran das des nicht zu vil sey oder es wuert rot


W1 - "Wien, Österr. Nationalbibl., Cod. 2897"