Monday, September 1, 2008


The Forme of Cury [the word cury is an obsolete term for cooked food], compiled by the Master-Cooks of manic-depressive King Richard II in the 14th century, is the original English language cook-book. It consists of 196 recipes, many of which reveal their French origin in names such as “Blank Manng” and “Payn Fondewe.”