[Sca-cooks] Jules/Catalina's Book

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Oct 15 04:51:13 PDT 2007

Someone pointed out this Florilegium message  from 2004 to me and asked
if this book was ever published and if it was available? How many page?
What does it contain? Where does one order it from? Cost?

I have to confess that I was in the UK at the time, so I wasn't here for
this conversation on SCA Cooks.


Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 12:06:30 -0400
From: jah at twcny.rr.com
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Verjuice recipe from 1675
To: sca-cooks at ansteorra.org

In my research, I found a recipe to make Verjuice.

139.  To make Verjuice.

       Gather your Crabs as foon as the Ker-nels turn black, and lay
them a while in a heap to Sweat, then pick them from the Stalks,
blacks,  and rottenefs, then crufh and beat them all to pieces in a
Tub, then make a bag  of  courfe  Hair-cloath  as  big as your Prefs,
and fill it with the crufht Crabs,  then put it into  the Prefs and
Prefs it as long as any moifture will drop out, having a clean Veffel
underneath to re- ceive the Liquor ; then Tun it up in fweet
Hogfheads,  and to every Hogfhead put half a dozen handfuls of Damask
Rofe Leaves, then bring it up, and fpend it as you have Occafion.

I found this in a *book* that I will be publishing.
If you use it for en event in a booklet, please
give me credit for finding it and sharing it!
it is from:
THE Accomplifh'd LADY's Delight in Preferving, Phyfick, Beautifying, and
Cookery. 1675

Credit: Mrs. *Jules* A. Hojnowski/Mistress Catalina Alveraz

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