|Philippa of Hainault (Wikimedia Commons)|
The article pokes at bit of fun at the text, citing the roast unicorn recipe, among other things. However, the newly-found book will be useful, even if it is not a source of practical recipes for the average person, or even for medieval reenactors. By comparing its recipes to other European cookbooks of the same period, scholars can get a better idea of the parameters of period food. For that reason, I am pleased at the book's rediscovery, though I'm rather appalled at the record-keeping practices that allowed the book to go missing for years.
EDIT: I seem to have been taken in by a hoax! See the first comment on this entry. It appears that I should have looked at the dateline of the article before I posted this. I apologize if I've misled anyone; it was inadvertent.