Tenches in cylk
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334] (England, 1425), entitled "Tenches in cylk". [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
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Tenches in cylk. Take tenches, and fait hom, and cut hom that thai hangen bi the skyn, and bbyle hom; and then take gode swete wyne, or red wyne with sugre, and raifynges of corance piked, and clene wasschen ; and bray hit with chippes of bred, and with clowes ymonge, and draw hit up with the. same wyne, and set hit over the fire,- and let hit boyle ; and cast therto pouder of greyne de Paris, and colour hit depe with saunders, and saffron, and in the settynge doune put therto verjouse and pouder of ginger, and of canel; and then lay the tenches in disshes, and poure the syrip' above, and serve hit forthe.

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tenches: Tench (Tinca tinca). A common freshwater fish of Europe.
corance: Raisins made from corinth grapes (a.k.a currants).
saunders: Saunders, also known as Red Sandalwood (Pterocarpus santalinus). Used as a red colorant.
canel: Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia - Sold as "cinnamon" in the United States). Possibly cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylenicum) as well.

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Searchable index of "Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334]". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?ancie:203>. Accessed on April 2, 2020, 8:47 am.

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