Thomas Dawson, on Making Apple Pescods

To make Pescods: Take Apples, and mince them small, take Figs, Dates, Corrans, great Raisons, Sinamon, Ginger, and Sugar, mince them, and put them all together, and make them in litle flat peeces, and frie them in Butter and Oyle.”

Thomas Dawson, The Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin (1594)

Yum! And I don’t think I need to add much more than that.

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