How to Cook a Peacock: Le Viandier Medieval Recipes

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Le Viandier has survived in at least four different versions.

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Now Jim Chevallier has translated one of the earliest and most difficult versions - the so-called Fifteenth Century version. This affordable translation makes a precious historical document more readily available to recreational medievalists, food historians and students of medieval life. Luckily, too, many of the dishes listed use familiar ingredients such as chicken, veal, eggs and peas. Adventurous cooks can adapt these original period recipes for modern use, and impress their friends with brewets, pasties, galantines and coulis.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I also purchased the colorful paper back version of the cookbook. My 6-year-old granddaughter thought the title was quite funny. Too bad the medieval author did not make the recipes more detailed Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. When the broth is in your dish, if you want to put your eggs on it, or browned toasts, they will look lovely there. When it is not too well cooked along the side, slice it up in large cubes, and take some small giblets of poultry, such as livers, gizzards, etc, and set them to cook.

When they are cooked, slice up partridge, and fry them in its broth.

Take white bread and soak it in the broth in which the pig was cooked if you have no beef broth and also mix in egg yolks with your bread. Add some ginger and a little saffron, some white wine and verjuice, and let the color soak in. After straining it through cheesecloth, boil it all together, without leaving it too long on the fire. Then put the broth in a pot, and season with salt. Take pike, carp or other fish. Scale and fry the fish. Boil it all together, with ginger, cinnamon and various spices, infused with vinegar, and add a bit of saffron for color.

To make a quart of cameline, brown bread in front of a good red fire, without burning it. Then soak it in very pure red Burgundy wine in a new pot, or a dish. Once it is soaked, strain through a cloth with red Burgundy wine.

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Then take a pint of vinegar and a quarter pound of true cinnamon, an ounce of ginger and a quarter of an ounce of assorted spices, and salt it well. Strain the bread and spices through the cloth, and put in a nice pot. Apple Tart Cut up apples into pieces, and put in figs.

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Clean grapes well, and put in with the apples and the figs, and mix well together. Add onion fried with butter or oil, and wine. Crush up part of the apples and soak in wine.

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Mix in with the other apples, crushed up, put with the surplus and add the saffron, a bit of assorted spices, true cinnamon and white ginger, anis and pygurlac , if you have any. Make two big pastry undercrusts.