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Poor Richard's Almanac XVI
R(ichard) Bradner Mead

Issue #13 (September 1982)

MacKenzie's 1851 Universal Recipes Book has a section on cookery which includes many unusual recipes for such things as sheep's tongues, which must be simmered for five hours, and pigeon pie, which I present herewith:

Pigeon Pie

Truss half a dozen fine large pigeons as for stewing, season them with pepper and salt, and fill them with veal stuffing or some parsley chopped very fine, and a little pepper, salt, and three ounces of butter mixed together; lay at the bottom of the dish a rump steak of about a pound weight, cut into pieces and trimmed neatly, seasoned and beat out with a chopper; on it lay the pigeons, the yolk of three eggs boiled hard, and a gill of broth or water; wet the edge of the dish, and cover it over with puff-paste, wash it over with yolk of egg, ad ornament it with leaves of paste, and the feet of the pigeons; bake it an hour and a half in a moderate heated oven: before it is sent to table make an aperture in the top, and pour in some good gravy quite hot.

I couldn't help wondering, as I first read this, if when the pie was opened, the birds would begin to sing. I also wonder if the feet were to be eaten, or were intended to be just decorative. During a recent visit to Fort Point I noticed that they had a copy of this Universal Receipts Book in a display case, the only other copy I have ever seen. 


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The First Mensa Group

Issue #13 (September 1982)

In the Encyclopedia Brittanica, 13th edition, Mensa is the name of one of the semi-nomadic tribes of Eritrea, the other being called Marea.  These tribes claimed to be of Arab origin, tracing their descent from an uncle of the Prophet.  The speak a dialect of Tigrin (Abyssinian).  The tribes avenge an illegitimate birth by putting both parents and child to death.. 

Contributed by John Cumming


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