Spam, Middle English style
With so many bloggers plagued by spam these days, I thought it was time true spam (not that vile cyber-namesake) found a defender.
After all, the IRL variety has been around a long time, so it must have something going for it.
As proof, I offer herewith a fifteenth century spam recipe:
Mortrewys de Fleyssh.--Take Porke, an seþe it wyl; þanne take it vppe and pulle a-way þe Swerde,(Note: Rind, skin.) an pyke owt þe bonys, an hakke it and grynd it smal; þenne take þe sylf brothe, & temper it with ale; þen take fayre gratyd brede, & do þer-to, an seþe it, an coloure it with Saffroun, & lye it with yolkys of eyroun, & make it euen Salt, & caste pouder Gyngere, a-bouyn on þe dysshe.
Enjoy it, but in moderation. Experts have recently learned the hard way that too much Middle English spam at one sitting can cause indigestion.