Cooking Recipes of the Middle Ages


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Quinces, stewed with sugar and spices

guet kitene Ein machen


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 16.3 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo1, fol. 293rRecipe Nr. 24 Dating: 16th to 17th c.Origin: place of origin unknown.Lang: High German languages, High German languages, High German languages

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Main ingredient: fruitPreparation: boiledType: sweet

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Wo1 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 16.3 Aug. 4°"