Roast Goose

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

This recipe for goose comes from The Forme of Cury, a scroll of recipes that dates to around 1390. It is the earliest collection of recipes in the English language, and the “chief master cooks” of Richard II are credited as its authors. Goose was already a Christmas bird in the fourteenth century, so we can assume this dish might well have appeared as part of the king’s holiday feast.

The goose is stuffed with herbs, quinces, pears, and grapes, and the rich dark meat pairs pa