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If You Want To Have Red Choke-pears In November And December


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

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE RED CHOKE-PEARS IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, put some hay on to cook, and cover the pot so that no steam escapes. Note that you need to put on the pears rape-seed boiled in new wine and then dried, or sugared almonds.

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