"Forme of Cury," King Richard II's recipe book, online

A manuscript containing over 400 recipes dating to the time of King Richard II is being digitized in preparation for online release. The manuscript is one of 40 in a project by the University of Manchester's John Rylands University Library. (photo)

Forme of Cury, King Richard's recipe book, was written in 1390 and includes over 200 recipes from "blank mang" to "mortrews." Other books include an early edition of the Canterbury Tales and a 500-year-old translation of the Bible into English.