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To Slay A swan And Almainner Of Foule And To Dight Them.

This is an excerpt from A Noble Boke off Cookry
(England, 1468)
The original source can be found at

To sley a swan and allmaner of fowle and to dight them, tak a swan and cutt him in the roof of the mouthe toward the brayne of the hed and lett hym bled to dethe then kep the blod to colour the chaudron and knyt the nek and let him dye then skald hym drawe hym rost him and serue hym with chaudron.


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