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Looking for a Middle English Recipe

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Shanecb

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I don't know if this is the correct forum or not, so if it is not please move it!

What I'm looking for is an old mead recipe written in Middle English. I do not need a modern English translation, just a period Middle English recipe. I'm taking a Medieval Imagination class and I had gotten into talking with the professor about mead. One thing she was thinking about doing is taking a Middle English recipe and having the class work through translating it. So if anyone has one or knows where I can find one I would greatly appreciate it!

EDIT: Also, just to clarify, I mean this language:
"For wonder of his hwe men hade
set in his semblaunt sene
he ferde as freke were fade
and oueral enker grene."
 
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Shanecb

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Many thanks! This will definitely be useful! I appreciate you locating it for me. Cheers!

If anyone else happens to have one, please share, as I'm sure more than one will be useful as well! It's pretty interesting, anyway, to see how people used to make mead hundreds of years ago.
 
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