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medieval Kitchen

medieval Kitchen

The patty It is a well-known dish meat and spices together with other elements considered binders (egg, bread crumbs, farina) and it is considered second plate which can also be based on fish and vegetables.

The History Meatball It's very interesting, In fact, it has no trace of the term “patty” until the Libro de Arte Coquinaria Maestro Martino (fifteenth century) who at the time she was a cook at the Camerlengo Patriarch of Aquileia.
In the first chapter, Master describes the best ways to cook various cuts of meat:


«[…] carne de Veal, zioè the pecto front is bono allesso, et roast loin, et le he cooked it in meatballs. […] De meat of deer is the part denanzi bona in Lardieri broth, the loins if potono to roast, et le cosse are bone dry pastel or meatballs "
In fact, the meatball Martin seems more a roll spit, However this is the first time in all medieval Italian culinary texts appears a recipe for meatball:
"To make meatballs de de calf or other bona carne.In first remove de la lean meat et de la cossa cut it into thin slices longhe et et clap well above Tagliero or a table with the knife coast, et remove salt et pesto fennel et Put it above the firm slice of meat. Since thes de petrosimolo, maiorana et de bon et lard beat these things together with a few good spices, et actively out these things in the dicta slice. Since involtela together and huge in with the spices in to cook. But not too lassare a bore to want fire ».
The word “patty” It does not refer to the ingredients: after preparing the dough creating small portions that are processed by hand until they reach the typical spherical shape (Article written by Emiliano Friends per sguardosulmedioevo.com) (Photo gives: lauramalinverni.wordpress.com e ilcollediscipio.it).