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121. Fleshy Leaves Of cabbages

This is an excerpt from Libre del Coch
(Spain, 1520 - Robin Carroll-Mann, trans.)
The original source can be found at Mark S. Harris' Florilegium

121. Fleshy Leaves of Cabbages. You will take the fleshy leaves of cabbages which are clean and set them to cook with good fatty broth; and take pork grease or lardo, which is melted bacon; and take two onions and cut them in the fashion of a cross, and set them to cook with the fleshy leaves of the cabbages; and when the cabbages begin to fall apart, turn them with a haravillo until they turn yellow, and they shall be thoroughly mushy and they will be thick. Then remove them from the fire, and let them rest before preparing dishes.


Other versions of this recipe:

And first the cabbage-heads (Le Menagier de Paris)

And know that cabbages like to be put on the fire early in the morning (Le Menagier de Paris)

Cabbage is hot and dries out the body and makes people sing well (Das Kochbuch des Meisters Eberhard)

CABBAGES are of five kinds: the best are those which have been touched with frost (Le Menagier de Paris)

Cabochis (Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books)

Heads of cabbage (Le Menagier de Paris)

Caboges (Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books)

Pottage of cabbage flowers (Ouverture de Cuisine)

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