Heron rost
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Introduction
This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from A Noble Boke off Cookry (England, 1468), entitled "Heron rost". [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:

A heron let hym bled in the mouthe as a crayne skald hym and draw hym at the vent and cut away the bone of the nek and let the hed be on stille with the skyne of the nek and folde the nek about the broche and put the hed in at the gollet as a crayne and brek away the bone from the kne to the foot and let the skyn be hole and cut the wings at the joint next the body then put hym on a broche and bynde the leggs to the spit with the skyn of the leggs and rost hym and raise his leggs and his wings as a crayne and sauce him with vinegar mustard poudered guinger and salt and serue it.



Related Recipes
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For heroun rostyd. Þe heroun is slayn, as have I sene. Þe herte oute pyke alle bydene, Under þe lyft wyng þo neck bone steke, Devoyded, as men me tolde meke. Þenne under þo wynge þo skyn þou cralle, Pyt in þo bylle at coler þou schalle. [Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]]

Heron rost. Capitulum c.x. Take an heron, and lete hym blode in the mouth as an crane, and scalde hym and draw hym att the vent as a crane; and cutt awey the boon of the necke, and folde the necke a-boute the spite, and putt the hede ynne att the golet as a crane; and breke awey the boon fro the kne to the fote, and lete the skyn be stille, and cutt the wyng att the Joynte next the body, and putt hem on a spite: and bynde hys legges to the spyte with the skynne of the legges, and lete rost, and reyse the legges and the wynges as of a crane, and sauce hym with vynegre, and mustard, and pouudre of gyngeuere, and sett hym forth. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

Heron rosted. Take a Heron; lete him blode as a crane, And serue him in al poyntes as a crane, in scalding, drawing, and kuttyng the bone of the nekke a-wey, And lete the skyn be on, andc.;; roste him and sause him as the Crane; breke awey the bone fro the kne to the fote, And lete the skyn be on. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

Heron rost. Capitulum c.x. Take an heron, and lete hym blode in the mouth as an crane, and scalde hym and draw hym att the vent as a crane; and cutt awey the boon of the necke, and folde the necke a-boute the spite, and putt the hede ynne att the golet as a crane; and breke awey the boon fro the kne to the fote, and lete the skyn be stille, and cutt the wyng att the Joynte next the body, and putt hem on a spite: and bynde hys legges to the spyte with the skynne of the legges, and lete rost, and reyse the legges and the wynges as of a crane, and sauce hym with vynegre, and mustard, and pouudre of gyngeuere, and sett hym forth. [Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books]

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

heron
crane
bones
vinegar
mustard
ginger
salt


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Procedure
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Bibliography

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Searchable index of "A Noble Boke off Cookry". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?noble:82>. Accessed on October 19, 2019, 5:19 am.

Searchable index of "Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986]". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?liber:85>. Accessed on October 19, 2019, 5:19 am.

Searchable index of "Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?twofi:490>. Accessed on October 19, 2019, 5:19 am.




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