SAUCE TO BOIL IN PIES OF YOUNG WILD DUCK
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Introduction
This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Le Menagier de Paris (France, 1393 - Janet Hinson, trans.), entitled "SAUCE TO BOIL IN PIES OF YOUNG WILD DUCK". [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:

SAUCE TO BOIL IN PIES OF YOUNG WILD DUCK, DUCKLING, YOUNG RABBIT OR WILD RABBIT. Take lots of good cinnamon, ginger, clove, grains, half a nutmeg and mace, galingale, and grind very well, and soak in half verjuice and half vinegar, and the sauce should be clear. And when the pie is just about done, throw this sauce inside it and return to the oven to boil once. (Note that the young wild duck are those which cannot yet fly until they have felt the August rain.) And note that in winter you put more ginger in so it will be stronger in spice, for in winter all sauces should be stronger than in summer.



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

pies
ducks
rabbit
cinnamon
ginger
cloves
grains_of_paradise
nutmeg
mace
galingale
verjuice
vinegar


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galingale: Lesser Galingale (Alpinia officinarum), a member of the ginger family.


Procedure
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Bibliography

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Searchable index of "Le Menagier de Paris". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?menag:503>. Accessed on October 23, 2019, 3:06 am.




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