For comyne sewe
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986] (England, 1430), entitled " For comyne 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
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For comyne sewe. 3iff þou wylle make a comyne sew, Vele and motun and porke þou hew On smalle gobettis. put hom in pot With mynsud onyouns, ful wele I wot, And powder of Peper þou kast þerto. Coloure hit with safroune or þou more do, And draw3e alyoure of browne crust eke To alye þis sew þat is so meke.

Related Recipes
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CHICKEN COMINY. Put pieces in water and a little wine to cook then fry in fat, then take a little bread, moisten in your stock, and first take ginger and cumin, mixed with verjuice, grind and sift and put all together with meat or chicken stock, and then add color with saffron or eggs or egg-yolks strained and poured from above into the soup after it has been removed from the fire.

Item, the best way is use milk as I said before, then grind your bread after your spices, but you must boil the milk first so that it does not curdle; and when the soup is done, the milk should be added to wine, though I see no reason for this, and fried, Some do not fry it, but it is said to be better fried. [Le Menagier de Paris]

Chicken cumin dish. Cook it in wine and water, quarter it, and fry it in lard. Temper your broth with a bit of wine, sieve, and boil with your meat. Add just a bit of ginger and cumin steeped in verjuice and wine. Take plenty of egg yolks, beat them well, and thread them into your pottage at the back of the fire. Make sure that it does not curdle. [Le Viandier de Taillevent]

For cominée of hens - If you want to make cominée of hens, take the hens and cook in wine and in water, and make boil, and skim off the crest, and cut the hens, and after take yolks of eggs, beat them well and mix with broth and add cumin, and put all together, then you will have cominée. [Enseignements qui enseingnent a apareillier toutes manieres de viandes]

To mak comyne set almond mylk on the fyer then tak amydon and stepe it and drawe it and put ther to pouder of comyne and boile it and stirr it well put ther to sugur or hony and colour it with saffron and salt it and let it be rynyinge, and ye will have it standing tak raw yolks of eggs well betene and put it in the pot at the setting downe then leshe it in dyshes and cast on a drige mad with hard yolks of eggs sugur mynced ginger clowes maces and serue it. [A Noble Boke off Cookry]

XXXIX - FOR TO MAKE COMYN. Tak god Almaunde mylk and lat yt boyle and do ther'in amydoun wyth flowr of Rys and colowr yt wyth safroun and after dresse yt wyth graynis of Poungarnetts other wyth reysens zyf thow hast non other and tak sugur and do theryn and serve it forthe. [Forme of Cury]

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Searchable index of "Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Le Menagier de Paris". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Le Viandier de Taillevent". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Enseignements qui enseingnent a apareillier toutes manieres de viandes". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Forme of Cury". Medieval Cookery.
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