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A Book of Cookrye (England, 1591)

170 recipes

Meats

game birds17%29
poultry17%29
fish / seafood14%25
sheep / mutton14%25
beef13%23
pork4%8
venison4%7
duck2%4
rabbit2%5
geese1%3
goat< 1%1

Fruits / Vegetables

currants21%37
dates15%27
onions15%26
raisins10%18
prunes9%16
apples7%13
gooseberries5%9
oranges4%8
quince4%7
pears3%6
barberries 2%4
beets2%4
carrots2%4
cherries2%5
lemons2%4
lettuce2%4
spinach2%5
endive1%3
grapes1%3
plums1%3
strawberries1%2
peas< 1%1
citrons< 1%1
cucumbers< 1%1
pomegranates< 1%1
turnips< 1%1

Spices

pepper42%73
salt40%68
ginger35%60
cinnamon31%54
mace29%50
cloves27%47
parsley9%16
saffron7%12
rosemary5%10
borage2%4
caraway2%4
anise1%2
fennel1%2
nutmeg1%2
saunders1%2
sorrel1%3
coriander< 1%1
grains of paradise< 1%1
marjoram< 1%1
sage< 1%1
savory< 1%1
turnsole< 1%1

Other Ingredients

sugar56%96
butter47%80
verjuice31%54
eggs28%49
wine24%42
bread21%37
rosewater14%25
vinegar10%18
suet8%14
flour7%12
marrow7%13
lard5%9
yeast5%9
cream3%6
almonds2%5
flowers2%4
cheese1%2
honey1%2
marigolds1%2
milk1%2
oil1%3
beans< 1%1
isinglass< 1%1
juniper< 1%1
oats< 1%1
rice< 1%1
rosehips< 1%1
walnuts< 1%1



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