The food that is good for people is the meat of a lamb that is a year old or less
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Das Kochbuch des Meisters Eberhard (Germany, 15th century - V. Bach, trans.), entitled "The food that is good for people is the meat of a lamb that is a year old or less". [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:

The food that is good for people is the meat of a lamb that is a year old or less, goat meat and veal and the meat of a suckling calf, and chickens that are a little big (grown up?) and under a year old, and have not laid eggs yet, capon, partridges and soft eggs and scaly fish living in running water, all small birds that are commonly eaten, and wheat bread made with raisins, two or three days old and slightly salted.

Die speyß, die dem menschenn wol kummenn, das ist eins lemleins fleysch, das ein jars alt ist oder darvnderr, zigen fleysch vnd kalb fleisch vnd einß saugendenn kelbleins vnd huner, die etwas groß sein vnder einem jarr vnd die keine eyer gelegt habenn, vnd koppawn, rephuner vnd weiche eyerr vnd schüppet fisch, die in fließendenn wassernn sein ganngenn, vnd all clein vogel, die man gemeinglich isset, vnd weiczen brot, das mit roßinenn ist gemacht vnd das czweyer oder dreyer tag alt sind vnd ein wenig gesalczenn ist.

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