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

At a feeste roiall pecokkes shall be dight on this manere. Take and flee off the skynne with the fedurs (feathers), tayle, and the nekkc, and the hed theron; then take the skyn with all the fedurs, and lay hit on a table abrode; and strawe theron grounden comyn ; then take the pecokke, and roste hym, and endore (baste) hym with rawe zolkcs of egges; and when he is rosted take hym of, and let hym coole awhile, and take and sowe hym in his skyn, and gilde his combe, and so serve hym forthe with the last cours (course).

Related Recipes
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Peacocks. Blow and inflate them like the swans, and roast and glaze them similarly. Serve them in the last course. When they are reclothed, have thin slender wooden spits to pass among the tail feathers, or a bit of brass wire for setting out the feathers as if the peacock were spreading its tail. [Le Viandier de Taillevent]

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


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comyn: Cumin (Cuminum cyminum).

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Searchable index of "Ancient Cookery [Arundel 334]". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Le Viandier de Taillevent". Medieval Cookery.
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