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Also The fish That Live In Stony And Running Water And Have Plenty Of Scales And Are Neither Too Large Nor Too Small Nor Too Fat


This is an excerpt from Das Kochbuch des Meisters Eberhard
(Germany, 15th century - V. Bach, trans.)
The original source can be found at Mark S. Harris' Florilegium

Also the fish that live in stony and running water and have plenty of scales and are neither too large nor too small nor too fat, like eel and salmon, and that are sweet and do not taste bad, those are the best, provided they are fresh and have not gone bad. But you shall know that all green fish are cold and moist and indigestible and cause thirst and bad blood and a bad stomach and plenty of phlegm in the stomach and harm all people who have diseases caused by a cold nature. But they are good for people who are hot and dry by nature.

Item die fisch, die do ganngenn sein in steinigenn vnd flissendenn wassernn vnd vil schüppenn haben vnd weder zu groß noch zu clein sein vnd nicht zu feist als ele vnd salmm, die suß sein vnd nicht v::bel schmeckenn, die sein die pestenn, die do frisch vnd nit faul sein. Yedoch soltu wissenn, das alle grün fisch kalt vnd feucht sein vnd vndewig vnd machen durst vnd böses plut vnd machen einen bösen magen vnd vil schleims in dem magenn vnd schadenn allenn menschenn, die do sichtagenn habenn, die von kelten komenn. Doch sein sie nucz den lewten, die hiczig vnd dürr sein.

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