Monday, October 12, 2009

'The Form of Curry'

Is England's oldest surviving cookbook, dating back to the 1390s.

Salad-sceptic Clarissa Dickson Wright introduces us here to some of its 196 recipes. It's surprising how much garlic was consumed, but I suppose that most of our aristocracy back then were Froggishly-inclined.

It seems that not only the peasants were revolting in the reign of Richard II, because V's response to the goose with 'sauce madame' was "eeeeujjjhk".

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