Middle-English Cookbook To Go Online

Posted by admin on Sep 24, 2008

Manchester University has decided to digitize and put online a middle-age recipe book compiled by King Richard II’s master cooks.

Compiled in 1390, Forme of Cury, is a Middle English language collection of 205 recipes prepared for the royal household. The book will be digitally photographed by the John Rylands University Library.

Readers can learn how to cook the long-forgotten dishes such as blank mang (a sweet dish made of meat, milk, sugar and almonds) and the original quiche, known in 14th century kitchens as custard, Guardian reported.

The cookbook will be among the 40 literary treasures, slated to be digitized by a state-of-the-art high-definition camera and placed on the internet.

An early edition of Chaucer’s complete Canterbury Tales, John Lydgate’s two major poems Troy Book and Fall of Princes and a 500-year-old English translation of the Bible are among the Middle English manuscripts, set to go online.

Source: Press TV

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