25 September 2008

King Richard II's recipe book - going online!

A 14th-century recipe book compiled by King Richard II's master cooks is to be put online for the first time to give modern-day chefs an insight into the delicacies of the Middle Ages.

Forme of Cury, which was written in 1390 in Middle English, details more than 200 recipes that were cooked in the royal household, including blank mang (a sweet dish of meat, milk, sugar and almonds) and mortrews (ground and spiced pork).

The book is one of 40 rare manuscripts that are being digitally photographed and put on the internet by the University of Manchester's John Rylands University Library.

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