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To Make Aloes

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

To make Aloes. Take a legge of veale or mutton, and slice it in thin slices, and lay them in a platter, and cast on salte, and put thereon the yolkes of tenne Egges, and a great sorte of small raisons and dates finely minced, then take vineger, and a little saffron, cloues and mace, and a little Pepper, and mingle it together, and poure it all about it, and then al to worke it together, and when it is thorowly seasoned, put it on a spit, and set platters vnderneath it, and baste it with butter, and then make a sauce with Vinegerm and ginger, and suger, and lay the aloes vpon it and so serue it in.


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