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Vi To Make A tart Of Beaten fish


This is an excerpt from Due Libri di Cucina - Libro B
(Italy, 15th c. - Rebecca Friedman, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

VI To make a tart of beaten fish. If you want to make a tart of beaten fish, take the fish and boil it, and then you beat it with good herbs, and draw forth the sharp bones, and then take some raw fish and beat it very well, and take some cooked and beat it also with the raw, and put in good herbs also with that and good sweet spices with it, and then make sausage of it and fry it, and then take also raw fish and beat it, and take almonds and grind them a bit, and take this raw fish and mix it with that, and make of it little tarts and fry them. Then put them in the tart and all these other things, and when the tart is put to the fire, put in some oil upon it because that will protect it better from the fire, and make sure that the beaten (fish) wants to be of pike and of tench, of the eels that are good, and if this is done so, one can eat of it.

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