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To Boile A breame

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

To boile a Breame. Take White wine and put it into a pot, and let it seeth, then take your breame and cut hym in the midst, and put him in, then take an Onion and chop it small, then take nutmegs beaten, cinamon and ginger, whole mace, and a pound of butter, and let it boile altogether, and so season it with salt, serue it vppon soppes, and garnish it with fruit.


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