[Sca-cooks] A Noble Boke of Cokery of 2007 was Chawettys

edoard at medievalcookery.com edoard at medievalcookery.com
Fri Sep 19 07:03:47 PDT 2008

It's also worth noting that the "A Noble Boke of Cokery" available for
sale from http://tudorcook.blogspot.com/ is not the same text as the "A
Noble Boke off Cookry" available online for free at

The free, online text ("A Noble Boke off Cookry") is a transcription of
a single 15th century manuscript, as presented in a book published in
1882 by Robina Napier.

- Doc

> -------- Original Message --------
> From: Johnna Holloway 
> Ah, how to work with this A Noble Boke of Cokery.
> Here are some tips:
> First,
> Read the extensive forward in the front of the
> book where Richard explains about the text and unusual spellings and things
> like i for j, v for u, vv  instead of w, etc.
> What teh book is?
>   Fitch's A Noble Boke of Cokery is a compilation of recipes from
> a number of sources.
> The  secret or what you aren't being told is that the recipes appear in 
> other books or even on the web.
> It would have
> been nice had A Noble Boke of Cokery actually mentioned someplace
> where these recipes came from, but no matter here's your cheat sheet.

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