[Sca-cooks] Menagier translations
johnnae at mac.com
Fri Jun 26 17:12:54 PDT 2009
Lots on Le Menagier--
The 1846 Pichon edition chapter with the menus and recipes is up in part
Pichon can also be found through the Bibliotheque Nationale.
There's also the Brereton edition from 1981.
/Le Menagier De Paris/: A Critical Edition: by Georgine E. /Brereton/
(Editor), Janet Mackay Ferrier (Editor) *.
*(I don't know how many people actually own that one.
I bought mine at Blackwells in Oxford for Christmas in 1984. I see it's
up to $246 on the used
There's also Le Mesnagier de Paris which is Brereton and Ferrier's
edition of Le Menagier de Paris translated into modern French by Karin
Ueltschi [Librairie Generale Francaise, 1994]
Elieen Power translated the book in part and her The Goodman of Paris is
again in a new paperback edition.
Janet Hinson did the recipes and they are at
They are indexed through Doc's website, so ingredients can be searched
Greco, Gina L.; Christine M. Rose (2009). /The Good Wife's Guide: Le
Ménagies de Paris, A Medieval Household Book/. [Ithaca: Cornell UP]
is the new one and I think it is worth the money to have a new
translation at hand and on the shelf.
Sandra Kisner wrote:
> Speaking of Le Menagier, there is yet another translation out (Gina
> Greco and Christine Rose, 2009). I've lost track of how many there
> are into English and their degree of completeness. I tried digging
> around in the Florilegium, but didn't see an article similar to the
> one(s) that compare Apicius translations. Is there one, or do people
> here have strong opinions? All I have at home is an old photocopy of
> the Powers version.
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