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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 Mabh

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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Good morning, Freepers. I hope the day is going well for you.
1 posted on 04/01/2012 5:12:41 AM PDT by Mabh
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To: Méabh

Isn’t this an April 1st joke? :)


2 posted on 04/01/2012 5:23:58 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Méabh
Unicorns?

Skittles or it didn't happen.

3 posted on 04/01/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: SMGFan

The author’s name is Geoffrey Fule.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 5:34:26 AM PDT by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: Méabh
Unicorn is best served with freshly picked tree-spaghetti.
5 posted on 04/01/2012 5:35:52 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: Méabh

I hope it has some ideas about what to do with the horn. I’ve just been throwing them away, but it seems like a waste.


6 posted on 04/01/2012 5:36:56 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Méabh
Somebody notify Greg Gutfeld.
7 posted on 04/01/2012 5:38:37 AM PDT by Jimmy4Toes (I will not apologize for, nor will I demand my beliefs upon anyone.)
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To: SMGFan

Bar-be-qued with Skittles sauce!!
YUUUUUMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 04/01/2012 5:38:46 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for ALL voting. Let our dead rest in peace!)
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To: Méabh

Sounds like witch’s brew...not a REAL cookbook


9 posted on 04/01/2012 5:38:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: magslinger

The author may think that death will prevent his prosecution for violating the Endangered Species Act, but he didn’t plan for the committed ‘crats of the Obama Regime.


10 posted on 04/01/2012 5:38:50 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: SMGFan
LOL!.. would be the first/last time, a April fools joke got outa hand...
prime emaple: President Barack H. Obama

11 posted on 04/01/2012 5:39:43 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Kill all the terrorists; protect all the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Sheesh, grind the horn to a relly fine consistancy and use it as a tenderizer. Unicorn meat is tough.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 5:41:04 AM PDT by CPOSharky (The only thing straight, white, Christian males get is the blame for everything.)
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To: KarlInOhio
YUMMM....i remember ONCE as a little girl, we had freshly picked tree-spaghetti. Mom says it was rare treat for us and to enjoy. I wasn't born yet the year that there was such a bumper crop (1947?)...but mom talks about it sometimes.

*sigh*

13 posted on 04/01/2012 5:42:02 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: Méabh
I love Unicorn Pot Pie. Photobucket
14 posted on 04/01/2012 5:42:07 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: CPOSharky

Not as chewy as chupacabra!


15 posted on 04/01/2012 5:43:21 AM PDT by texanyankee
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To: CPOSharky
use it as a tenderizer

Unicorns and aliens are the hardest to prepare, and I don't have the patience, so I just settle for grilled with lemmon, butter, salt, and pepper. Bigfoot would be interesting, and you could probably stock your freezer for a year with just one.
16 posted on 04/01/2012 5:55:06 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: Méabh
OK, It is time for April Fools content


17 posted on 04/01/2012 5:56:05 AM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: KarlInOhio

I like tree spaghetti, but no one needs to serve me. I can get it myself.


18 posted on 04/01/2012 6:06:51 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Wait a minute......this sounds like maybe you’re eating unicorns.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 6:08:06 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Méabh

I wonder if it has a recipe for blackbird pie? I think it starts with 2 dozen blackbirds...


20 posted on 04/01/2012 6:09:14 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Flintlock

You’re probably the guy who invited Uncle Carl over for a BBQ and we never saw him again.


21 posted on 04/01/2012 6:10:33 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

No offense. Just don’t make yourself too noticeable around hunting season, which starts February 30.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 6:11:58 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: CPOSharky

We’re stringy and give people gas.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: baddog 219

Unicorns are naturally magical. It’s those stinkin’ Democrat donkeys that sell pot. If you can make a pie out of weed, you’ll have all the Ron Paul supporters coming to your house for dessert.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 6:19:54 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: texanyankee

Every unicorn learns in grade school that chupawhatevers aren’t real.


25 posted on 04/01/2012 6:22:06 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SMGFan

I think it is real. The illustrations are beautiful. (isn’t it?)


26 posted on 04/01/2012 6:24:04 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I talked to a bigfoot about you. Don’t be surprised if a 10 foot tall hairy guy comes to your door to sell you a vacuum cleaner. Don’t go snipe hunting with him.


27 posted on 04/01/2012 6:26:48 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Méabh
Barack Obama is qualified to be the President.

APRIL FOOLS!

28 posted on 04/01/2012 6:31:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: Méabh

It tasteth a bit like griffin.


29 posted on 04/01/2012 6:38:24 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Méabh

Many references to unicorns in the Bible, and one was born in the DC zoo in 1996:

Endangered ‘unicorn’ rhino born at D.C. zoo
This baby weighs 138 pounds
September 20, 1996
Web posted at: 7:15 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Curious visitors were expected to flock to the National Zoo this weekend to see the newest inhabitant — a rare single-horn Asian rhinoceros named Chitwan who was born Wednesday.

The mother, Mechi, was pregnant for 16 months before giving birth to the female calf. Chitwan weighed 138 pounds (69 kilograms).

The baby rhino, a member of the endangered Rhinoceros Unicornis species, was reported in good health and was already “very active,” a zoo official said Thursday. Mother and child were getting to know each other, he added.

The rare breed, also known as the “greater one-horned Asian rhino,” has thick, armor-like skin, three toes on each foot and a horn that can reach 25 inches (62 centimeters) in length. Adults can reach 14 feet (4.2 meters), weighing up to 6,000 pounds.


30 posted on 04/01/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: blueunicorn6

Unicorns give you gas???? That must have been the “mystery meat” I got at the cafe 2 days ago. I haven’t stopped ....... yet! :]


31 posted on 04/01/2012 7:22:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: DManA
It tasteth a bit like griffin.

Is that served with Mock Turtle Soup? /Lewis Carroll

32 posted on 04/01/2012 8:04:49 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Méabh

Obligatory graphic.

33 posted on 04/01/2012 8:06:05 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Méabh

This is why we still have Green alligators and long-necked geese Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
and cats and rats and elephants. Because nobody thought of making a recipe book for those.


34 posted on 04/01/2012 8:10:10 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (You can take an idiot out of Chicago, but you can’t take the Chicago out of an idiot!)
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To: Méabh

Detail of a unicorn on the grill in Geoffrey Fule's cookbook, England, mid-14th century (London, British Library, MS Additional 142012, f. 137r).


35 posted on 04/01/2012 8:15:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

The unicorn is not nearly as interesting as that medieval Ferengi woman barbecuing it.

Pink’s just not her color, lol.


36 posted on 04/01/2012 8:24:26 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry; SunkenCiv


37 posted on 04/01/2012 9:16:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: Méabh
Oh, no. How long is it going to be NOW until the insufferable Anthony Bourdain, or Zimmern go someplace to eat unicorn al la pistache?
38 posted on 04/01/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Méabh

I am sensing some new mystery ingredients for the show CHOPPED. By the way, is anyone else addicted to this show like I am? And how about Sweet Genius? LOVE IT!


39 posted on 04/01/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: Méabh

Lots of strange recipes from that era.....Watch the Show “Supersizers Go” in the medieval episode that have a “cockantrice” recipe where the chef sews together two animals for the eaters entertainment.(Kind of annoying british hosts but interesting show) BTW I have a recipe for Hippogriff if anyone is interseted! LOL..Happy April Fools day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0zE9FR5F0A


40 posted on 04/01/2012 10:06:39 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Méabh

Can vegetarians eat unicorn?


41 posted on 04/01/2012 10:25:29 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Méabh

And on the next shelf they found a box of Unicorn Helper!


42 posted on 04/01/2012 11:03:33 AM PDT by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: martin_fierro

You know, if your airplane crashed on a mountain in South America or you got trapped in the snow in the mountains of California, I might understand this, but, canned unicorn? Oh, the sun doesn’t shine as bright today. Ireland.....probably ate all the leprechauns......


43 posted on 04/01/2012 12:15:56 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono

What the heck is a unicotne?


44 posted on 04/01/2012 12:17:59 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono

That’s just a painting of a unicorn crossing a stream on a ladder with Joe Biden in a skirt trying to give it a blow job.


45 posted on 04/01/2012 12:19:48 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Raycpa

Why would an animal doctor want to eat a unicorn?


46 posted on 04/01/2012 12:21:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Wordkraft

Cannibals.....FR is filled with cannibals.....have a salad for goodness sakes.


47 posted on 04/01/2012 12:23:33 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JoeProBono

Shouldn’t you skin and gut a unicorn before grilling?


48 posted on 04/01/2012 1:54:40 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Sioux-san
Very true.

Because the unicorn is seen as the mythological horse with a horn, it is often ignored that real unicorns do exist and where spoken of in ancient literature, by Pliny for example.

49 posted on 04/01/2012 5:52:19 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: JoeProBono; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks JoeProBono. I can't believe I fell for this. G'night everybody!

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


50 posted on 04/01/2012 9:37:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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