Reference currently being picked for cool recipes is Francois Pierre La Varenne - Translated into English in 1653.
Sparagus w/a white sauce or sparagus with cream
potoge of crawfish (actually shrimp?) or Langouste w/white sauce (they also have lobster w/white sauce) - Theory is they have pottages of salmon, frogs, mussles and oysters. Thinking shrimp will be okay because lagnouste are actually prawns. She has not yet found mention of shrimp but it may be that the different terms for size is a modern thing (and prawns are too expensive)
Mousseron or Another way or Mushrums with cream
There is a list of veggies - carrots, beets, artichokes, turnips, pumpkin and sparagus cooked in various ways. These will be explored while we're figuring out the menu
There is a tart of spinach (quiche)
Also a cool lentil recipe
Whipped cream is period (YAY!)
Fritters of artichoke - anyone want to spend the day choking artichokes for us?
Savory pumpkin pie
Eggs after the portugals way
Eggs with Bread (i.e. bread pudding)
Tourte de of Franchipanne (pastry with custard and nuts)
They had salad of pomegranate and salad of lemons - she's thinking of playing with salad with lemons and oranges
"If you do not find all sorts of divers pastry work, do not wonder at it, for the intention is not to make a whole book of them, but only to speak of them by the by, for to give some instruction of what is most necessary, and what is served up most ordinarily, for to imtermingle and diversify the Courses." Page 119
She's thinking that this applies for more than just pastry and while there is no recipe of salad with oranges, she should be able use them
Some sort of roasted and/or stuffed bird
Peti Cochon farced (stuffed suckling pig)
stuffed eggs (will be on menu)
Ramequin of Cheese, onion and garlic
Cream of pistaceos sounds neat to her as well - we'll have to see what it works out to be.
For to whiten gileflowers
I repeat, this is not a menu - it's recipes that she's interested in playing with to see if they should go on the menu.
Thoughts, feelings, opinions????