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Posted in late medieval with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2008 by hoveringdog

I’m sure I’ll have more to say later on “pottage” and the late-medieval diet, but I figured I should get something up on this blog, even if it’s just a dead simple recipe. This is loosely adapted from a fourteenth-century English cookbook. “Pottage” was a catch-all term for stuff boiled in a pot and served as a soup or stew. Along with beer and bread, pottage was a staple for peasants and for those monastics who sought to emulate the poor in the simplicity of their diets. This particular adaptation with “funges,” or mushrooms, would have been some upmarket pottage, with the addition of spices unavailable to your average commoner but common in more aristocratic diets. Recipe after the fold…

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