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[on fish Days]

This is an excerpt from Le Viandier de Taillevent
(France, ca. 1380 - James Prescott, trans.)
The original source can be found at James Prescott's website

[On fish days]. If you wish to change these pottages for a fish day, and if you can not find verjuice, use some boiled water and steep the almonds without peeling. For the meat, you need perch and pike. Boil them until you can scale them, then fry them in fresh butter. Have spices similar to Diapered and Meat Rosy (ginger, cinnamon and Small Spices). If you do not have freshwater fish, take soles, plaice and dabs. Have a generous amount of sugar, more than for the aforesaid pottages on meat days. Salt them to taste.


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