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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book (Italy, ~1400 - Ariane Helou, trans.), entitled "Crane". [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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Crane. Crane well cleaned, and boiled a bit in a large pot, put it on the spit, and roast it, but not stuffed however; then have an onion cut like dice, and fried well in enough lard, and colored with saffron. And have sliced of bread somewhat toasted, and some good wine, cooked and mixed with the aforementioned onion: boil said crane cut in pieces with said things in the wine for a quick boil. And in the lean broth of said sauce soften the aforementioned bread: on a large trencher, arrange sauce, spices and meat in order by degrees, as is appropriate, and at the end of cooking add some of the fat from said sauce. Likewise this can be done with a mutton or veal head, well skinned, in boiling water; but then don't boil it too much. And let it be done in an orderly way, as said above, cheese must be put on top, and then eat it.

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