Coming to the internet near you: King Richard II's recipe book

Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 02:12 pm
King Richard II's recipe book to go online
A 14th-century recipe book compiled by King Richard II's master cooks is to be put online for the first time to give modern-day chefs an insight into the delicacies of the Middle Ages.

Forme of Cury, which was written in 1390 in Middle English, details more than 200 recipes that were cooked in the royal household, including blank mang (a sweet dish of meat, milk, sugar and almonds) and mortrews (ground and spiced pork).

The book is one of 40 rare manuscripts that are being digitally photographed and put on the internet by the University of Manchester's John Rylands University Library.

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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 02:31 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Wow! That is so cool.

I remember reading that during Henry VIII's reign, desserts made with spun sugar became very popular. They were very elaborate and very cool looking. The people in Henry's court began to eat so much sugar, that the first form of dentisty came into practice! Hee!
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Reply Wed 24 Sep, 2008 04:03 pm
@Robert Gentel,
This is fantastic news. Thanks for the link.
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