Friday Middle English Recipe Blogging
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
I'm not sure exactly if Philocrites has thrown the torch or merely dropped it, but I had a few idle moments this quiet Friday afternoon, and a Middle English recipe that sounded too scrumptious not to share, so I'll pick the torch up anyway, at least for today.
Garbage.--Take fayre garbagys of chykonys, as þe hed, þe fete, þe lyuerys, an þe gysowrys [gizzards]; washe hem clene, an caste hem in a fayre potte, an caste þer-to freysshe brothe of Beef or ellys of moton, an let it boyle; an a-lye it wyth brede, an ley on Pepir an Safroun, Maces, Clowys, an a lytil verious an salt, an serue forth in the maner as a S[t]ewe.
Yum, yum! That is, if you're a hungry goat.