For few days me and my friend are talking about spanish historic food. We are looking really old recipes and infos about ingriedeiences which were used in 16th and 17th century in Europe and especially in Spain. Yesterday I found "Manual de mugeres en el qual se contienen muchas y diversas reçeutas muy buenas" from 16th c. translated from Spanish into English here.
I promise my friend to prepare a dish from "Manual de mugeres" named Cazuela de arroz ("Rice casserole"). We looked for quite simple dish, easy to prepare it in a small field kitchen in the garden of the castle. I think it will be OK for an elegant birthday feast dinner for a merry company of friends ( it's not a pretty thing but very tasty).