OK – odd request perhaps; or perhaps not.
I have been trying unsuccessfully to locate a 15th/16th (?) century English (?) recipe I found online a few years back. Despite my, if I say it myself, pretty amazing googling powers, I haven’t managed to find the original site, a copy of the same recipe, or my original printout (doh!). I need your help to find it, gentle reader, because that baby was a tasty thing, and I want it in my repertoire for future Med-Ren Feasts (an *awesome* annual tradition of the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Monash).
Here’s what I can recall:
As modified for a modern shopping list according to the original site, it definitely had the following ingredients:
- white wine
It may also have contained (memory is hazy…):
- chicken stock?
You were supposed to serve it in its broth, although I had to drain most of that off when I first made it, in order to transport it 75km by train, bus, car and foot….
This is as close as I have found recently, but it’s not the version I originally used, which included some advice about modern substitutions: http://medievalcookery.com/recipes/caponstew.html
If these details ring a bell with you – please ‘elp!