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
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Calf's head, quacking

Das ain Kalb Kopff Plerer



  • Langs scheiblichs bichsslen (box)
  • frosch (frog)


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 31.3 Aug. 2°Source Collection: Wo11, fol. 345vRecipe Nr. 2 Dating: 16th c.Origin: place of origin unknownLang:

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Das ain Kalb Kopff Plerer Lass dir ain Langs scheiblichs bichsslen machen vnd ann Iedem ort ain Loechlen darein thue ain frosch darein wann du den kalbskopff Inn die Stuben tragen wildt so thues haimlih Inn kalbs kopff vnd wann er dan wirme empfindt so hebt er an zu schreien So Reiss den Kopff vonn ain ander vnd nim daz buchsll wider herass daz manns nit merkh

Wo11 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 31.3 Aug. 2°"