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This is an excerpt from An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book
(Italy, ~1400 - Ariane Helou, trans.)
The original source can be found at Ariane Helou's website

A cheese dish (casciata). Take fresh cheese rinsed and well pressed, and crumble it finely with your hands in a bowl; then take eggs and beat them well together with said cheese and with chopped and ground lard, and a bit of pepper, if you like, and put it in a crust and season it with salt and cook it. In the aforementioned things, you can put pounded mint or calamint, and it is called an herbed dish; and you can make it with scallions and gourd; and you can make such a cheese dish without the crust on top.


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