the first tossed salad circa-1390-richard ii court

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By Nancy J. Patrykus
from Spokane, WA

From the oldest known treatise on cooking in the English language comes this recipe for salad. The manuscript THE FORME of CURRY was compiled circa 1390 by "assent& avyssement of ministers of phisick and philosophile" in Richard II's court and contains some 196 examples of medival "cury" and cookery. From: White Birches 1999. Nancy..3/3/13

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serves family & guests
prep time 10 Min

Ingredients For the first tossed salad circa-1390-richard ii court

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How To Make the first tossed salad circa-1390-richard ii court

  • 1
    Bunch of watercress
  • 2
    1 bulb of fennel, sliced thinly
  • 3
    1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 4
    6-8 scallons minced
  • 5
    4 shallots minced
  • 6
    2 leeks thinly sliced
  • 7
    1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 8
    1/2 teaspoon dried borage or a few fresh leaves
  • 9
    1 sprig of rosemary
  • 10
    2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 11
    Basic Vinaigrette Dressing: 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup vinegar 1/2 Teaspoon salt...mix= makes 1 cup For SALAD: Add watercress,fennel,garlic,sage, borage,rosemary and parsley to the salad bowl. Toss with dressing to taste. SERVE

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