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New Cookery Book Translation

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New Cookery Book Translation

Postby Elise_Fleming » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:29 pm

Here is a link to a new translation from the French of a cookery book on how to prepare diverse animals. It was produced by one of the members of the Forum (Doc) who has yet to post. Here is the link, complete with illustrations of the animals discussed:

Doc wrote: "The following translation of "Comment Bien Cuire Les Animaux Divers" is based on a small, mid-fifteenth century text at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. The original was published by Chas. Le Gouke in Paris, with the earliest known edition dated 1445." Enjoy! ;-)
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Re: New Cookery Book Translation

Postby johnna » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:24 pm

We should also mention this gem too. It was mysteriously posted on April 1 too.

> Unicorn Cookbook Found at the British Library
> ... brary.html
> A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs,
> blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British
> Library. Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook
> Project described the find as near-miraculous. "We've been hunting for
> this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was
> spine-tingling."

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