Friday, April 23, 2010


The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Forme of Cury (by Samuel Pegge)
original text from about A.D. 1390

—Take persel, sawge, garlec, chibolles, oynouns, leek, borage, myntes, porrectes, fenel and ton tressis, rew, rosemarye, purslarye, laue and waische hem clene, pike hem, pluk hem small wiþ þyn honde and myng hem wel with rawe oile. lay on vynegur and salt, and serue it forth.

Modern English

—Take parsley, sage, garlic, scallions (green onion), onions, leek, borage, mints, young leeks, fennel and cress, rue, rosemary, purslane. Wash these clean in water and pick them and pluck them with your hand and mix them up well with raw(cold) oil. Add vinegar and salt (to dress the salad) and serve it forth.

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