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Xxi - Compost (pickle) Good And Perfect


This is an excerpt from Libro di cucina / Libro per cuoco
(Italy, 14th/15th c. - Louise Smithson, trans.)
The original source can be found at Louise Smithson's website

XXI - Compost (pickle) good and perfect. If you want to make good compost, take sumac or currants and aniseed and fennel and coriander and tear in a little ginger and vinegar and mix every thing together and add enough saffron, then take turnip or pears and herbs and stamp gently, and put it to boil a little, then pour that relish over (the dish).

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Other versions of this recipe:

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

COMPOST (Forme of Cury)

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)

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




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