Roo in Sewe
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book (England, 1485), entitled "Roo in Sewe". [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:

Roo in Sewe. Tak a roo & pyke it clene & perboille it & tak it up & drye it & hewe it on smale gobets do it in a pot kast him ther to bylle it well & boille it force it with good pouder & colour it with blod or saundres.

Related Recipes
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To mak roo in sewe tak the roo and pik it and boille it then hew it in gobettes and put it in the pot cast ther to wyne parsly saige and ysope and put them in the pot do ther to pepper guinger clowes saunders and blod and serue it. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

Roo in a Sewe. Take þo roo, pyke hit clene forthy; Boyle hit þou shalt and after hit drye. Hew hit on gobettis, þat ben smalle, Do hit in pot withalle. Kest wyn þerto, if þou do ry3t, Take persole and sawge and ysope bry3t, Wasshe hom and hew hom wondur smalle, And do þerto hit þou schalle, Coloure hit with blode or sawnders hors. [Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]]

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


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roo: Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus).

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Searchable index of "Recipes from John Crophill's Commonplace Book". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]". Medieval Cookery.
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