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Compost


This is an excerpt from Forme of Cury
(England, 1390)
The original source can be found at the Project Gutenberg website

COMPOST. C. Take rote of parsel. pasternak of rasenns. scrape hem waisthe hem clene. take rapes & caboches ypared and icorne. take an erthen panne with clene water & set it on the fire. cast all þise þerinne. whan þey buth boiled cast þerto peeres & parboile hem wel. take þise thynges up & lat it kele on a fair cloth, do þerto salt whan it is colde in a vessel take vineger & powdour & safroun & do þerto. & lat alle þise thinges lye þerin al nyzt oþer al day, take wyne greke and hony clarified togider lumbarde mustard & raisouns corance al hool. & grynde powdour of canel powdour douce. & aneys hole. & fenell seed. take alle þise thynges & cast togyder in a pot of erthe. and take þerof whan þou wilt & serue forth.

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Other versions of this recipe:

For to make a compost (Liber cure cocorum [Sloane MS 1986])

Compast (Fourme of Curye [Rylands MS 7])

THIS IS THE WAY TO MAKE COMPOTE (Le Menagier de Paris)

To mak compost (A Noble Boke off Cookry)

Compost (pickle) good and perfect (Libro di cucina / Libro per cuoco)

Peris in compost (Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books)




Links to modern interpretations:


Medieval Cookery  

Compost
Daniel Myers
Medieval Cookery
http://medievalcookery.com/recipes/compost.html






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