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In Summer


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

In summer, which is from St. Urbanus' Day (25 May) to Our Lady's Day the first (8 September), you shall eat food that does not nourish you too much nor is too filling, such as goat meat, the meat of a young lamb, a suckling calf or a ram less than a year old, and young, small greens such as boiled penet or lettuce, and perhaps for vespers, if you want, you may eat raw lettuce with vinegar at that time.

Item in dem summer, das ist vonn Sandt Vrbans tag piß auff vnserr frawen tag den erstenn, so soltu essenn die speyß, die dich nit zuserr speyßt, noch zu sat macht als zigenn fleysch oder eins iungen lemleins oder einß sawgendenn kalbs oder eins hemels, der nit ierig sey, vnd iungs cleins kraut als penet oder lattich gesotenn vnd etwenn ein wenig zu vesper zeit, so du wol magst essenn dar auff zu stund an rohenn lattich mit essig.

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