Recipes From Sir John Mandeville

I’ve been reading through The Travels of Sir John Mandeville lately, in part to serve as a counterweight to all of the M.F.K. Fisher I’ve been tearing through; much of the first half of Serve It Forth concerns itself with legendary pre-Christian feasts of “Egypt, the Orient, and Greece” and includes the sort of antique recipes that open with “Seethe wel…

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