Plays in cene
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334] (England, 1425), entitled "Plays in cene". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

Plays in cene. Take playscs (plaice), and make hom clene, and if thowe wilt cut hom on peces, and wassh hom well, and frie hom in oyle, then take bred, and stepe hit in brothe of other fysshe, and draw hit up withe vynegur, and a lytel wyn, and caste therto pouder of ginger, andofpepur, and of canell, and salt, and colour hit gaude (bright) grene, but make hit noght to thik, then take and dresse thi fyssh in a faire vessell, and poure thi fewe (liquor) above, and so serve hit forthe.

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plays: Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa). A flat fish that lives on the sandy bottom of the ocean.

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Searchable index of "Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334]". Medieval Cookery.
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