PERIOD: England, late 15th c. | SOURCE: MS Pepys 1047 | CLASS: Authentic
DESCRIPTION: Whole fish served in vinegar.
Facsimile of receipt from the original manuscript:
Transcription of original receipt:
Take and lay hym in Water over nyght seth hym and let hym kele and lay hym in vyneAger or yn Aysell (24.1) that sauce is kyndely ther to serue hit furth.
Take and lay him in water overnight. Boil him and let him cool and lay him in vinegar or in aysell (24.1). That sauce is kindly there to. Serve it forth.
(24.1) Aysell - cider or wine vinegar. See: Austin, p. 128: Eysel, sb., 28; Eysel Wyne, 31. Eisel; wine vinegar. O.F. Aiseil, Eisil. See also: Hieatt and Butler, Curye on Inglisch, p. 169: aysell/eysel n. vinegar, usually cider vinegar.
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