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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Pig's head, collared pork

ein gepresten sweinkopf


Wien, Österr. Nationalbibl., Cod. 5486 Source Collection: W4, fol. 086rRecipe Nr. 43 Dating: part I-III: 1451; part IV: 1st half of 15th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang: Bavarian

Similar recipes:

Same title: w4.43, k1.64, so1.37, wo9b.124Shared ingredients: w4.43Same ingredients in following recipe: 0Same tools in following recipe: 1


Main ingredient: offalPreparation: aspicType: -

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