Cameline Meat Brewet
PERIOD: France, 14th century | SOURCE: Le Ménagier de Paris | CLASS: Authentic
DESCRIPTION: thin slices of beef pickled in Cameline Sauce
ABOUT THE RECIPE:
This cold meat dish comes from a reference in Le Ménagier de Paris (France, 14th century), that lists a menu (IV. Another Meat Dinner, p. 228) containing an item called "a cameline meat brewet." Although it is not known exactly how this particular dish was prepared, this recipe is an approximation of how such a meat brewet may have been created based on period recipes & procedures. While most medieval brewets were cooked, some were not and Curye on Inglish describes two cold brewets such as this, one without meat (p. 128) and one with (p. 129).
-Hieatt, Constance B. and Sharon Butler. Curye on Inglish: English Culinary Manuscripts of the Fourteenth-Century (Including the Forme of Cury). New York: for The Early English Text Society by the Oxford University Press, 1985.
- Power, Eileen. The Goodman of Paris (Le Ménagier de Paris). A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by A Citizen of Paris (c. 1395). New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1928.
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