Medieval Monday – Perre

A Medieval sidedish resipe found on
One Year and Thousand Eggs
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Take green peas, and boil them in a pot; And when they are broken, draw the broth a good quantity through a strainer into a pot, And sit it on the fire; and take onions and parsley, and hew them small together, And cast them thereto; And take powder of Cinnamon and pepper and cast thereto, and let boil; And take vinegar and powder of ginger, and cast thereto; And then take Saffron and salt, a little quantity, and cast thereto; And take fair pieces of pandemaine, or else of such tender bread, and cut it in fair morsels, and cast thereto; And serve it so forth.

From Harleian MS. 4016, Volume II

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Tori Saka Mushi No Goma – Japanese Sake Steamed Chicken in Sesame Sauce / Japansk Sakedampet Kylling I Sesamfrøsaus

A Japanese chicken recipe found in “Asia – En Kulinarisk Reise”
(A Culinary Voyage) published by Grøndahl Dreyer in 1987

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The fine flavor combination of sake (rice liquor) and goma (sesame seeds) gives a real flair to the tender chicken meat. For the sauce used ground, toasted sesame seeds or the Middle Eastern tahini paste. You can also use peanut butter, although this ingredient is not quite as authentic.

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Ratafias / Ratafiaer

A classic British baking recipe found at epicurus.com
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The wonderful flavor of Ratafias make the cookies ideal for use in trifles, custards and ice cream to make perfect desserts. Great for snacking too. Best to use these crumbled as a topping, or to dip in hot chocolate or tea.

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