83. To make a good comforting verjuice
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83. To make a good comforting verjuice. When you grind the unripe grapes to extract the juice, grind them with a sprig or some leaves of basil. And it is very good for comforting the heart. And it is of good flavor.

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BARBEL is roasted with verjuice, the small ones in winter in soup or fried with yellow pepper.

Item, in winter, in sharp or yellow pepper, for they are the same. [Le Menagier de Paris]

Roast Mutton in a little salt or with verjuice and vinegar. The shoulder is first spitted and turned before the fire until the grease has melted away, then larded with parsley: and not too soon for two reasons, one being because it is easier for the larding, the other because if you lard it too soon, the parsley will burn before the shoulder is done. [Le Menagier de Paris]

204 How to make verjuice from early grapes. First take the unripe grapes and pound them and strain them. And in one quart of juice put a handful of salt and put it into a small vat and stir it around everyday, then it becomes a good verjuice. [Das Kuchbuch der Sabina Welserin]

Sorrel to make verjuice for the chickens, sage and parsley for the cold soup, two hundred pommes de blandureau. [Le Menagier de Paris]

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Searchable index of "Libre del Coch". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?libre:83>. Accessed on April 2, 2020, 9:05 am.

Searchable index of "Le Menagier de Paris". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?menag:360>. Accessed on April 2, 2020, 9:05 am.

Searchable index of "Das Kuchbuch der Sabina Welserin". Medieval Cookery.
  <http://www.medievalcookery.com/search/display.html?kuchb:204>. Accessed on April 2, 2020, 9:05 am.

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