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Unicorn Cookbook Found at the British Library
The British Library ^ | 01 April 2012 | The British Library

Posted on 04/01/2012 5:12:33 AM PDT by Méabh

A long-lost medieval cookbook, containing recipes for hedgehogs, blackbirds and even unicorns, has been discovered at the British Library. Professor Brian Trump of the British Medieval Cookbook Project described the find as near-miraculous. "We've been hunting for this book for years. The moment I first set my eyes on it was spine-tingling."

(Excerpt) Read more at britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Food; History
KEYWORDS: britain; dietandcuisine; fools; godsgravesglyphs; medieval; unicorn
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To: Méabh

If this is real, it was prepared by the cook of Edward II’s wife (mother of edward III and iirc influential early in his reign as his mother fought to keep the throne for him after his (useless) father’s death. Been years since I read the details on it.

this would be mid-14th century. Wonder if it was written before the plague.


51 posted on 04/01/2012 11:47:10 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: fortheDeclaration
Because the unicorn is seen as the mythological horse with a horn,

The illustration shows a creature with cloven hooves. I've never seen a horse with cloven hooves. Goats, yes, but not horses.

52 posted on 04/01/2012 11:52:20 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont
The illustration isn't the usual depiction of a unicorn.
53 posted on 04/02/2012 1:52:48 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: blueunicorn6

We’re stringy and give people gas.....Good. Give me about 25 gallons.


54 posted on 04/02/2012 2:14:35 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: mkmensinger

OK, here is the recipe for blackbird pie.

First, you catch about 2 or more dozen blackbirds. Only the breast part is edible, so throw the rest away. The pie, as eaten back in the Depression in parts of Arkansas looks more like chicken dumplins than real pie. Oh, be sure the birds have met their demise before you cook them.


55 posted on 04/02/2012 4:36:58 AM PDT by YepYep (We've just GOT to love Jesus enough to LISTEN to Him, and Do what He Says)
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To: blueunicorn6
We’re stringy and give people gas.

Enough to fill my tank?

56 posted on 04/02/2012 7:16:31 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1168 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: blueunicorn6
There is are big highway gasoline stations in Texas named Buckey’s. You can buy just about anything there at the numerous locations. They have big billboards advertizing themselves so you won't miss them, my favorite sign says “EAT HERE GET GAS”. It cracks me up every time I see it.
57 posted on 04/02/2012 7:23:04 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SunkenCiv

Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.


58 posted on 04/02/2012 9:57:27 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Be paranoid. Be very paranoid.)
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To: blueunicorn6

That...IS...the most appalling image that has ever been conjured up for me...


59 posted on 04/03/2012 7:55:21 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: emmyloukay

ping


60 posted on 04/04/2012 1:16:34 AM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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