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Saleroom finds winning recipe

Cookery manuscripts serve as auction successes among wide-ranging Gloucestershire feast

Books and works on paper

In recent years Dominic Winter (19.5% buyer’s premium) has enjoyed considerable success with cookery manuscripts and the most recent auction further enhanced the saleroom’s recipe for culinary success.

Bid to £2700 on September 6 was a receipt book, or recipe book, compiled by a Dorothy Shirley and dated 1693-94, that included instructions for the preparation of such delights as gooseberry wine, Dutch cabbage cream, “ffresh cheese of the stroakings of a cowe”, and a method of drying tongues.

The usual medicinal recipes included a “red cordiall powder good for all pestilentius diseases as surfeits agues and ye like”.

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