Tuesday, October 11, 2011

For to make grounden benes

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

For to make grounden benes

—Take benes & drye hem in an ovene & hulle hem wl and wyndowe out the hulles & waysche hem clene & do hem to seeth in god broth & ete hem with bacoun.

Modern English

—Take beans and dry them in an oven and hull them well and winnow out the hulls and wash them clean and put them to boil in good broth and eat them with bacon.

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