This Friday – Cooking and Socializing with Odriana

This Friday, 24 May 2019 at 6:00 p.m., there will be cooking and socializing at Odriana’s. We will do this every fourth Friday of the month. If it isn’t raining/going to rain, we’ll be cooking the chicken outdoors and then bringing it in to bake. While it’s baking, we will take some time to talk about what we’d like to do in the future.

We’ll be cooking something out of Libellus de arte conquinaria: An early northern cookery book. It’s the oldest known collection of European culinary recipes written in a vernacular language. I chose something from Manuscript W, written in medieval Dutch. Constance B. Hieatt did the translation.

Recipe XXXI [W67].
Item, hem sal maken van mele unde van water eynen gropen, unde thosenyden eyn hoen alle to stucken, unde do darin speck ghesneden cleyne also erwete, unde peper, unde so mannich eyges dodere gheslaghen myt saffran, unde decke den gropen myt deghe unde lat id backen in eyneme oven. Dit sint koken van honeren.

Recipe XXXI [ W67]

Next, one should make a container out of flour and water. [In it] put a hen all cut to pieces, add bacon neatly diced as small as peas, pepper, and many egg yolks, beaten with saffron. Cover the container with dough and let it bake in an oven. These are hen pies.

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Looking forward to seeing y’all there!