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Boiled Partridges Old Elizabethan
Recipe

  • Ingredients for Boiled Partridges - an Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Cooking method for Boiled Partridges
  • Boiled Partridges  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Have fun reading this Boiled Partridges old recipe
  • What food people ate during the Renaissance era

Picture of Hannah Woolley Recipe Book

 
 

Boiled Partridges Old Elizabethan Recipe

Put two or three Partridges into a Pipkin with as much water as will cover them, then put in three or four blades of Mace, one Nutmeg quartered, five or six Cloves, a piece of sweet Butter, two or three Toasts of Manchet toasted brown, soke them in Sack or Muskadine, and break them, and put them into the Pipkin with the rest, and a little Salt, when they are enough, lay them in a Dish, and pour this Broth over them, then garnish your Dish with hard Eggs and sliced Limon, and serve it in.

 
 
 

Boiled Partridges Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Boiled Partridges is written in totally different way to today's recipe books.

  • There were no lists of ingredients - these were included as part of the text
  • Food and ingredient measurements were extremely basic - quantities were not often specified.
  • Temperature control was difficult and therefore not specified.
  • Cooking times were vague - and left to the cook to decide.
  • It was assumed that the reader would already have some knowledge of cooking
 

The History of the Recipe Book

  • Some of the language might be referred to as 'Olde English'
  • The art of cooking and the recipe was passed verbally from one generation to the next
  • The first printed book ever to be published in English was in 1474.
  • Most Elizabethan women were unable to read.
  • The idea of a Recipe Book was an entirely new concept
  • The first Recipe Books to be printed in England which included many old Elizabethan and Medieval recipes were called:

    • 1545 - 'A Propre new booke of Cokery'
    • 1588 - 'The Good Huswifes Handmaid for Cookerie in her kitchen'
    • 1596 - 'The Good Hyswife's Jewell'
    • 1610 'Mrs. Sarah Longe her Receipt Booke'

 

Boiled Partridges Old Elizabethan Recipe

The above Old recipe is taken from the book by Hannah Woolley (1622-1675) printed at the White Lion in Duck-Lane, near West-Smithfield, London in 1672 entitled:

The Queen-like Closet
OR
RICH CABINET
Scored with all manner of
RARE RECEIPTS
FOR
Preserving, Candying and Cookery

 

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Boiled Partridges Old Elizabethan Recipe

  • Ingredients for Boiled Partridges - an Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Cooking method for Boiled Partridges
  • Free Boiled Partridges  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
  • Have fun reading this Boiled Partridges old recipe
  • What food people ate during the Renaissance era
  • The cooking instructions used
  • The different types of food used in old recipes

 
 

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