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This entry is a re-creation of a recipe from An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book (Italy, ~1400 - Ariane Helou, trans.), entitled "(Compost)". [insert a brief description of dish here, possibly including any or all of the following: characteristics of the final dish, when or how it might have been served, and why you selected it]

The Source Recipe
The original text of the recipe is as follows:

Another preparation. Take finely minced radishes, anise, fennel seeds, and set them to cook in must; and cook them so much that the must is reduced to half: and with this must dilute the mustard. Then take small turnips (rape piccioli) and turnips (naponi), and quince, and apples, cut into four pieces, and pears cut in half, and whole carrots, and parsley roots, and fennel bulbs, and set all of these things to cook. And when they are cooked, arrange them in order in a clean jar, interspersing the diluted mustard on top, in the aforementioned batches. And if you like, you can put in some honey; and this can be made with sugar and cinnamon diluted with the aforementioned things and with vinegar, and put it away and serve it.

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quince: A close relative of the apple, with a hard, fragrant fruit (Cydonia oblonga).

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Searchable index of "An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book". Medieval Cookery.
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