Calunafree of Partridge
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Du fait de cuisine (France, 1420 - Elizabeth Cook, trans.), entitled "Calunafree of Partridge". [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:

47. The calunafree of partridge: he who will make it should take his partridges and clean them well and properly and restore(?) them and lard them very well and then spit and roast them very well and properly; and when they are roasted, take them off onto a fair and clean board, and then take them one after the other and cut them into fair members and leave the wings whole and cut the white meat very small as if one were carving it before the lord, and put this on fair silver dishes - and if you do not have enough silver dishes put then in a fair and clean pan. And take a great deal of cameline sauce and put it so that it covers everything, and put on only enough mustard to give it taste, and put on verjuice to cover everything. And according as you have meat take onions and chop them very small and put them in, and sugar, and flavor it with salt in good manner; and then put it to boil. And then when it comes to the sideboard arrange it in good order on fair serving dishes.

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CALIMAFREY OR LAZY SAUCE. Take mustard and powdered ginger and a little vinegar, and the grease and liquid from carp, and boil together: and if you want to make this sauce for a capon, instead of using the grease and liquid from the carp, add verjuice, vinegar and the capon grease. [Le Menagier de Paris]

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Searchable index of "Du fait de cuisine". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Le Menagier de Paris". Medieval Cookery.
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