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A deliciously unsavory tale of wizardly, mediaeval crockery. Two wizards from the Tadcaster Institute of Prestidigitation, Illusion, and LED Assembly discover recipes from a bygone era, testifying to the lost art of cooking with hippogriff.

By Benjamin Leeds Carson & Perre DiCarlo.

Illustrated by Sir Justin Owens, Esquire, Senior Wizard of Aesthetics and The Drawn Sword, 1527.

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The hippogriff is a flying protein source of incomparable flavour. Sure, the beast has recently drawn on the heart-strings of a misguided public, gaining occasional "protected species" status and other sentimental conversation. But back in the day, an overabundance of the beast gave working-class sorcerers the perfect diversion from their diet of everyday woodland creatures. The hippogriff, with its hybrid bird-horse perfection, provides not only mouthwatering poultry and tender steak, but immaculate dairy and eggs for the richest baked desserts. And just wait 'til you taste the bacon!

These recently discovered recipes from the Manchester Folio of 1528 provide the most compelling evidence yet for modern wizards and witches to discard the shackles of ordinary, industrially processed foodstuffs, and again embrace the hippogriff as the centerpiece of large family gatherings.

Includes long-lost medieval delicacies like Hippogriff Stew with Parsnips, Griffin Salad Sandwiches, Pulled Hippogriff Tenderloin Sliders, and even dessert dishes like Hippogriff Red Velvet Crispy Treats and Griffie Burnt Cream.

Each recipe includes ingredients, preparation methods, and a ‘history,’ describing the hidden origins and cultural evolution of the food thus prepared. 

Can't always get a good hippogriff rack at your local butcher? Not to worry: all these proven recipes feature tested substitutes, ensuring you’ll experience more than magic with every bite. 

The Hippogriff Cookbook: Lost Recipes and Forgotten Delicacies from the Manchester Folio of 1528