New Video: Chykens in Hocche

For the best viewing experience, click the ‘Watch on YouTube’ symbol on the video screen (bottom left).

Published by Christopher Monk

Dr Christopher Monk is creating Modern Medieval Cuisine

5 thoughts on “New Video: Chykens in Hocche

    1. I had originally thought it was a shortened, variant form of ‘hoggepot’ (as in the other poached poultry dish in Forme of Cury, Gees in Hoggepot). But I don’t think that stands up to scrutiny.

      Like

  1. It’s likely a corruption of Old French ‘houssier’, perhaps via Anglo-Norman French (they probably sounded quite similar in 14th-century English). ‘Houssier’ is, according to the author of Le Menagier de Paris, cook’s jargon for a dish cooked using parsley. Amazing!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: