Gees in hochepot
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334] (England, 1425), entitled "Gees in hochepot". [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:

Gees in hochepot. Take gees not sully half rosted, and chop hom, and sethe hom in brothe of beef, .and put therto onyons mynced, pouder of pepur, clowes, maces, pynes, reifynges of corance, and draw up chippes of bred with wyne steped in brothe, and make a Hour, and put therto, and make potage hanginge, and colour hit with saunders and saffron, and serve hit forthe.

Related Recipes
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Gees in hochepot. Nym and schald hem wel, & hewe hem wel in gobettys al rawe; & seþ hem in her owyn grees, & cast þerto wyn or ale a cuppe ful; & myce onyons smal and do þereto & boyle yt & salt yt & messe yt forþe. [MS Douce 257]

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The original recipe calls for the following ingredients: [edit this list as appropriate]


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pynes: Pine nuts.
corance: Raisins made from corinth grapes (a.k.a currants).
saunders: Saunders, also known as Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus). Used as a red colorant.

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Searchable index of "Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334]". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "MS Douce 257". Medieval Cookery.
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