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(split favas)

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

Another preparation. Split fava beans, washed in hot water, set them to boil; and when they have boiled, wash them well a second time, and set them to boil in enough water to cover them and protect them from smoke. And when they are well cooked, stir them with a stick; then dilute them with cold water, or white wine instead, so that they are well made. Then make them into a pottage, and add oil, with fried onions; and serve it. And if you like, you can dilute it with hot water, and if you like, add pepper, saffron, honey and sugar. With these fava beans you can serve tench, or other fish. And know that, with the aforementioned things, you can make a mortadello.


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