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#151 Sun 09 May 10 5:05pm

foodieinUSA

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Re: Medieval cooking

Anna wrote:

It was called Clarissa and the King's Cookbook.  The season guide is here (BBC4 Medieval Season or something).  http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/medieval/cookbook.shtml and the actual episode is here: http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/categ … 48G84dj5dD

Well, that was outstanding!  I had last track of
Clarissa Dickson Wright--Two Fat Ladies.
I really enjoyed their shows.
I may need to purchase some of their videos for my library.
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#152 Mon 10 May 10 1:49pm

TerryKay

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Re: Medieval cooking

TerryKay wrote:

Here is the Forme Of Cury with one of the 'Two Fat Ladies', Clarissa on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuvbtFOm01o

Look at the the footage of the young king at 1min-30secs.
Remind you of anyone?

Who said time is linear? Pah!

Meant to follow 4 bears?!?
They don't call him Goldilocks for nothing.

So I take it that it's just me that thinks Jamie looks like Richard the second here then.
I look more like a Richard the third.

Richard the third and the four bears. Great kids story.

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#153 Mon 10 May 10 1:53pm

JoyYamDaisy

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Re: Medieval cooking

I got the resemblance Terry!

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#154 Wed 12 May 10 6:28pm

minerva

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Re: Medieval cooking

TerryKay wrote:

Fancy hedgehog for tea?

Gut and clean it.
Pack it in clay rich mud.
Throw it on the fire.
Done.

The clay holds in moisture like an oven chicken brick. It protects the hedgehog from direct heat. Also the clay harden to the spikes (hairs) making it easy peel.

...............have you ever eaten Hedgehog, Terry?

It was a relatively common meat source when I was a girl.

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#155 Wed 12 May 10 6:32pm

minerva

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Re: Medieval cooking

minerva wrote:

TerryKay wrote:

Fancy hedgehog for tea?

Gut and clean it.
Pack it in clay rich mud.
Throw it on the fire.
Done.

The clay holds in moisture like an oven chicken brick. It protects the hedgehog from direct heat. Also the clay harden to the spikes (hairs) making it easy peel.

...............have you ever eaten Hedgehog, Terry?

It was a relatively common meat source when I was a girl.

Edit: You can also cook pigeon (& other game birds) in the same way feathers & all, which then peel away from the flesh when the clay is broken apart.

Note: "Puddle" your clay properly mind, or the impurities/air pockets will cause it to break apart when it gets hot in the fire.

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#156 Thu 13 May 10 4:02am

TerryKay

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Re: Medieval cooking

minerva wrote:

minerva wrote:

TerryKay wrote:

Fancy hedgehog for tea?

Gut and clean it.
Pack it in clay rich mud.
Throw it on the fire.
Done.

The clay holds in moisture like an oven chicken brick. It protects the hedgehog from direct heat. Also the clay harden to the spikes (hairs) making it easy peel.

...............have you ever eaten Hedgehog, Terry?

It was a relatively common meat source when I was a girl.

Edit: You can also cook pigeon (& other game birds) in the same way feathers & all, which then peel away from the flesh when the clay is broken apart.

Note: "Puddle" your clay properly mind, or the impurities/air pockets will cause it to break apart when it gets hot in the fire.

I'm hoping you've heard of Puddleduck. There's your source.

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#157 Thu 13 May 10 10:38am

minerva

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Re: Medieval cooking

...................I've never found a duck that can puddle clay well enough to do the job yet. Besides I'd rather eat the duck than mess about with it!

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#158 Fri 14 May 10 9:55am

TerryKay

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Re: Medieval cooking

minerva wrote:

...................I've never found a duck that can puddle clay well enough to do the job yet. Besides I'd rather eat the duck than mess about with it!

Look up the Beatrix Potter 'Jemima Puddleduck' picture and tell me if you've seen it before.

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#159 Fri 14 May 10 10:00am

TerryKay

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Re: Medieval cooking

Anyway I'd try anything rather than pluck a duck. If mud saves the fingers I'd try it. May try claying a duck when I try the hangi underground cooking method in warmer weather. If I live through it I'll tell ya how it went.

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