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
  • Opener: phrase opening a recipe text
  • Closer: phrase closing a recipe text
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  • Kitchen Tip: set of actions concerning cooking
  • Household Tip: set of actions concerning household matters
  • Serving Tip: set of actions concerning dishing and serving the food
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  • Analogy ( ): something other is simulated (“fake” dish)

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Fake eggs in lard, almond

Mayen schmalltz von Mandel


Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.6 Aug. 4°Source Collection: Wo7, fol. 186vRecipe Nr. 155 Dating: 16th c.Origin: place of origin unknown.Lang: High German languages, High German languages

Similar recipes:

Same title: wo1a.22, wo3b.81, wo7a.12, wo7b.155Shared ingredients: wo7a.12, wo7b.155Same ingredients in following recipe: 1Same tools in following recipe: 0


Main ingredient: nutsPreparation: analogueType: lent dish

Mayen schmalltz von Mandel So Nim geschelt Mandelkern ein wenig weiss brots Stoß das in einem Moesser Auß dem selbigen mach sinwelle Aier verbs An die Statt vnd in der mitt legs in ein pfanne geueß ohl darahn bachs so wierdt es gleich Ayrn Im schmaltz

*Fake hard eggs, almond* (Subrecipe Nr. 1) [cooking recipe] oder mach Ayer darauß schneits nach der leng von ein annder vnd verbs an der Statt da der dotter ligen soll legs in ein schuessel wie sonst hertte Aier geueß fuer den essig ein guetten wein oder Reinfall Muscatell schneit ein grueenes kreuetlein darauff gibs dar etc.

Wo7 - "Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek, Handschriftenabteilung, Cod. Guelf. 42.6 Aug. 4°"