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Calves Tongues Old Elizabethan
Recipe

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

Picture of Hannah Woolley Recipe Book

 
 

Calves Tongues Old Elizabethan Recipe

To hash Calves Tongues
Boil them tender and pill them, then lard them with Limon Pill, and lard them also with fat Bacon, then lay them to the Fire and half rost them; then put them in a Pipkin with Claret Wine, whole Spice and sliced Limon, and a few Caraway Seeds, a little Rosemary and a little Salt, boil all together and serve them in upon Toasts. Thus you may do with Sheeps Tongues also

 
 
 

Calves Tongues Old Elizabethan Recipe
The above Old recipe is taken from for Calves Tongues 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'

     

    Calves Tongues 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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    Calves Tongues Old Elizabethan Recipe

    • Ingredients for Calves Tongues - an Old Elizabethan Recipe
    • Cooking method for Calves Tongues
    • Free Calves Tongues  - Old Elizabethan Recipe
    • Have fun reading this Calves Tongues 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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