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To Make Another Very Good Potage To Bee Vsed In The Morning

This is an excerpt from The Good Housewife's Jewell
(England, 1596)
The original source can be found at

To make another very good potage to bee vsed in the morning. Take a chickin and seeth it in faire water and put to it violet leaues a handfull or twoo, or else some other good hearbes, that you like in the stead of them, and so let them seeth togeather tyll the chicken be readie to fall a peeces, then straine it, and cut thinne peeces of bread, and seeth in it till the bread be verie tender, and then season it with salt. And on the fishe daie seeth the hearbes as before in faire running water and straine it and seeth bread as before in it, and season it with salt and put in a peece of butter.


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