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About The Green bean

This is an excerpt from The Prince of Transylvania's Court Cookbook
(Hungary, 16th c.)
The original source can be found at

About the green bean. I saw them cook the green bean in clean water, then they added saffron, black pepper, they mixed flour with vinegar, then put it onto the pot and served it to the prince. I saw them cook lamb in salted water, once it was done, they poured salted milk onto it, then served it to the prince. Hare thigh was roasted, then covered in salted cabbage leaves, and served to the prince. They add salt to living crabs too, then they roast it on coal, add salted water and serve it to the prince.


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