[Sca-cooks] NOT from the NY Times food section, but...
johnnae at mac.com
Tue Aug 5 04:35:57 PDT 2008
There's this recipe that calls for male chickens being fed on
Chicken for Those Suffering from Consumption. Raise seperately a dozen
male chickens, whose only feed will consist of the finest meat of
freshwater tortoise (turtle) : this feed should always be fresh. Each
day cook a chicken in a small amount of water, until it falls apart.
Afterwards, squeeze the meat, such that you remove all the liquid:
strain the broth and return it to the pot with a spoonful of muscovado
sugar. Let it boil for a little while, strain again, and the broth will
This is an excerpt from *A Treatise of Portuguese Cuisine from the 15th
(Portugal, 15th c. - Fernanda Gomes, trans.)
The original source can be found at Lochac Cooks' Guild Website
Note that it's for consumptives.
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote: on 8/5
> There may be some very specific recipes for something like a
> soft-shelled terrapin to simply be chopped up while alive, but this
> would probably be for some sort of medicinal soup, and not common
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