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Wood Pigeons Are Good In Winter; And You Can Tell The Old Ones By The Flight Feathers On The Wings Being All Of One Color Black

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

WOOD PIGEONS are good in winter; and you can tell the old ones by the flight feathers on the wings being all of one color black, and the young ones which are those of a year old by the grey color at the ends of the flight feathers and the rest black like the others and they are good in pastry, in a cold cameline sauce, or all hot in the river bird sauce, or roasted for a long time like beef and eaten with salt, or a la dodine, in pieces, on a dish, like river birds.


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