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jpr54_1 Jan 11, 2014 11:49 AM

I may try 1-2 of these recipes



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    Alan408 RE: jpr54_1 Jan 11, 2014 11:58 AM

    Reads like current recipes without spell check, even the steps

    Spoof maybe?

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      jpr54_1 RE: Alan408 Jan 11, 2014 12:04 PM

      no they are not spoof
      written in old English

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        Alan408 RE: jpr54_1 Jan 11, 2014 12:08 PM

        I was able to understand them

        Can't be authentic though, potage is French, just kidding, have fun

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          Paprikaboy RE: jpr54_1 Jan 11, 2014 12:15 PM

          Yep they are in Middle English same as the Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. If your'e interested in medieval cookery , Taste: The Story of Britain Through Its Cookery by Kate Colquhoun is very good.

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            jpr54_1 RE: Paprikaboy Jan 11, 2014 01:11 PM


      2. Gio RE: jpr54_1 Jan 11, 2014 12:11 PM

        JPR, for the mussels in almond milk recipe did you see on the right side bar this:

        "Personal opinion of the translator: This dish is vile!"


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          jpr54_1 RE: Gio Jan 11, 2014 01:06 PM

          yes, I did.

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