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Cook The hen


This is an excerpt from The Prince of Transylvania's Court Cookbook
(Hungary, 16th c.)
The original source can be found at MedievalCookery.com

Cook the hen. Put salt into a pot of water, boil the hen, put ginger, black pepper and nutmeg flower into it and let it cook slowly. Once half cooked, pass through a strainer the water, wash the hen in warm water, put it into the pot once again, pour the pass through a strainered water onto it, then let it cook slowly. Its broths will be good.

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