Chicken hotchpotch
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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from Le Viandier de Taillevent (France, ca. 1380 - James Prescott, trans.), entitled "Chicken hotchpotch". [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:

Chicken hotchpotch. Take your chicken, dismember it, and fry it lightly in lard. Take a bit of grilled bread and some chicken livers, steep in wine and beef broth, and boil with your meat. Grind ginger, cassia and grains_of_paradise, and steep in verjuice. It should be clearish black and not too [thick?].

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Chykens In Hocchee. XXXIIII. Take Chykenns and scald hem. take parsel and sawge withoute eny oþere erbes. take garlec an grapes and stoppe the Chikenns ful and seeþ hem in gode broth. so þat þey may esely be boyled þerinne. messe hem an cast þerto powdour dowce. [Forme of Cury]

.xxxiiij. Chykens in hocche. Tak chykens & scald hem, take persel, & sauge with outen eny othere erbes, tak garlek & grapes & stap the chykene ful & seeth hem in gode broth, so that they may esely be boyled therinne, messe hem & cast therto poudour douce. [Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]]

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Searchable index of "Le Viandier de Taillevent". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Forme of Cury". Medieval Cookery.
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Searchable index of "Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7]". Medieval Cookery.
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