Douce ame (recipe)

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Period Recipe

From the Forme of Cury.



  • Douce Ame. In various MSS, this recipe's name is rendered as Douce iayn, Bouce Jane, Doousiane, and Douce iame (Curye on Inglysch). It may be that a likely reconciliation of these names is "douce jane", which would seem to mean the same as Modern French douce jaune: sweet yellow, referring to the honey and saffron. (In Middle English, i was often used where j would be used in Modern English, so the use of j in one spelling may be more precise, and not in any way at odds with the other spellings.)