vegan dish

fake roast venison: a german lenten dish from the 15th century

Rechproten in der vasten – a recipe for a sweet medieval Lenten dish from Germany


Being a good Christian and still wanting to show off your wealth? This is how it worked in the Middle Ages: “Rechproten in der vasten” is a recipe for fake roast venison. Basically a sweet, vegan Lenten dish from dried fruits, spices, wine and rolls – expensive ingredients at this time. It’s a recipe from the first printed German-language cookbook “Kuchemeysterey” from 1485 .