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In September They Begin To Hunt The Black Beasts Until Saint Martin's Day In Winter

This is an excerpt from Le Menagier de Paris
(France, 1393 - Janet Hinson, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

In September they begin to hunt the black beasts until Saint Martin's day in winter. .

Item, all four limbs are called hams, as with a pig.

Item, of a wild boar the head, the flanks, the backbone, the numbles, the four hams; that is all.

Item, of the innards none are retained except the liver, which seems to be suitable for making a Subtle English Broth.


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