original text from about A.D. 1390
Caboches in Potage
Take Caboches and quarter hem and seeth hem in gode broth with Oynouns y mynced and the whyte of Lekes y slyt and corue smale and do þer to safroun an salt and force it with powdour douce.
Cabbages in Pottage
Take Cabbages and quarter them and boil them in good broth with minced onions and the whites of leeks, split and carved small and add saffron and salt and force it with powder douce (sweet spices).