Chickens as Lizards

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Appears in
English Provincial Cooking

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1980

  • About

This elaborate recipe is given as an example of the time and trouble, skill and imagination expected of English cooks to the royal family and the rich in producing a dish which was not only good to eat, but also of unusual and interesting appearance.

The desire to disguise one bird or animal as another, or to combine two, such as a hare and a chicken, to make a mythical creature, comes from Romano-British cookery. The element of slightly off-colour humour in making an acceptable chi