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Thread #42119 Message #610766
Posted By: GUEST,Rowana - still cookie-free
15-Dec-01 - 09:49 PM
Thread Name: WHY 4 & 20 Blackbirds baked in a pie?
Subject: RE: WHY 4 & 20 Blackbirds baked in a pie?
Liz is right. Bird were put into a pre-baked pie crust. My medieval cookery book is full of spectacle recipes to amaze diners. How about a cockentrice? It's the front of a cooked chicken sewn to the hindpart of a cooked suckling pig, then endored with gold (saffron mixed with egg yolks and flour). I'd be amazed if this was served to me. Wouldn't you?