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Note That At Besiers They Sell Two Sorts Of Wood pigeons

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

Note that at Besiers they sell two sorts of wood pigeons, one sort being small, and they are not the best, for the large ones have a better flavor and eat acorns in the woods like pigs do; and they are eaten au boussac like a coney, and cut in fourths: and sometimes in a young wild duck sauce, and roast a la dodine; or if you want to keep them, let them be put in larded pastry. And they are in season from Saint Andrew's Day (November 30) until Lent, and they are only available every three years.


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