Ryse of Fleyshe

Saffron Rice

This recipe taken from Forme of Curye, ab. 1390 A.D. (Page 14v & 15r). The images below are from the original manuscript as digitized by the John Rylands University Library and the 1780 printing edited by Samuel Pegge.

 
Ryse of Fleyshe from Manuscript
 
Ryse of Fleyshe from Samuel Pegge
Original Recipe:

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My Translation:

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My Interpretation:

2 cups rice pinch saffron
1 quart broth ½ tsp. salt
1 cup almond milk

Combine broth and almond milk in pot with saffron and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat then add rice. Cover and let cook for 20 minutes until rice is tender.

Notes on the Transcription & Translation:

The original text and transcription preserve the shorthand of writing that was common practice in the late 14th century. I have taken the liberty of spelling each word fully in my transcription for clarity.

References:

Media Information. Digital image. Ryse of Fleyshe. The John Rylands University Library, Jan. 2009. Web. 18 Jun. 2012. <http://enriqueta.man.ac.uk/luna/servlet/detail/Man4MedievalVC~4~4~2636~100038:Gourdes-in-potage?sort=Reference_Number%2CImage_Sequence_Number%2CPage%2CImage_Title#>. This is a digitized image of page  14v of the Forme of Cury housed at The John Rylands University Library in Manchester, England. This codex, written on vellum, dates from the late 14th century.

Pegge, Samuel, ed. Forme of Cury London: Society of Antiquaries, 1780. The Forme of Cury. Greg Lindahl. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/foc/.

Pegge, Samuel. The Forme of Cury. London: J. Nichols, 1780. Google Books. 5 Mar. 2009. Web. 18 June 2012. <http://books.google.com/books?id=L1JAAAAAYAAJ>.

Pegge, Samuel, ed. The Forme of Cury The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Forme of Cury, by Samuel Pegge. Project Gutenberg, May 2005. Web. 12 Mar. 2012. http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/8102/pg8102.html. This is the transcription of Forme of Cury of the Samuel Pegge edition originally published in 1780.