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A Must Sauce (for starlings? Don't Think So: Jh)

This is an excerpt from Le Menagier de Paris
(France, 1393 - Janet Hinson, trans.)
The original source can be found at David Friedman's website

A MUST SAUCE (for Starlings? don't think so: JH). Take new black grapes, and squish them in the mortar, and boil up a bouillon, then strain through a sieve: and then throw on powdered spices, a little ginger and more cinnamon, or cinnamon alone for it is better, and stir a little with a silver spoon, and throw in crusts or toasted bread or eggs or chestnuts to thicken it: some red sugar, and serve.

Item, on this head, you should know that alkanet is a spice which gives a red colour and is also like galingale; and it may be soaked in wine and meat juices, then ground.


Other versions of this recipe:

Must Sauce (Le Viandier de Taillevent)

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