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== Period Recipe ==
'''Original recipe: England, 14th century, ''Forme of Cury'' '''
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From the [[Forme of Cury]]
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:'''''COMPOST''. C.'''
  
103. Compost. Take rote of persel, of pasternak, of rafens, scrape hem and waische hem clene. Take rapes & caboches, ypared and icorue. Take an erthen panne with clene water & set it on the fire; cast alle Whan , & parboile hem wel. Take alle vp & lat it kele on a faire cloth. Do ; whan it is colde, do hit in a vessel; take vyneger , thynges nyyt, . Take wyne greke & hony, clarified togider; take lumbarde mustard & raisons coraunce, al hoole, & grynde powdour of canel, powdour douce & aneys hole, & fenell seed. Take , &
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:Take [[rote]] of parsel. ''pasternak of rasenns''. scrape hem waisthe hem clene. take rapes & caboches ''ypared and icorne''. take an erthen panne with clene water & set it on the fire. cast all whan take up & lat it kele on a fair cloth, do vineger . thinges nyzt , take wyne greke and hony clarified togider lumbarde mustard & raisouns corance al hool. & grynde powdour of canel powdour douce. & aneys hole. & fenell seed. take . and
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'''Redaction:''' ''Serves 12 - 15.''
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=== Notes ===
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* ''Compost''. A composition to be always ready at hand. Holme, III. p. 78. Lel. Coll. VI. p. 5.
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* ''Pasternak of rasenns''. Qu.
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* ''ypared and icorne''. The first relates to the Rapes, the second to the Caboches, and means carved or cut in pieces.
  
* 2 lbs. carrots, sliced
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== Modern recipe ==
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* Serves 12 - 15.
* 3-4 pears, sliced thin
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* May be stored for a week or more.  
* 1 tsp. salt
 
* 6 Tbs. vinegar
 
* 2 tsp. ginger
 
* few threads saffron
 
* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white wine
 
 
* 1 Tbs. ground mustard
 
* 3/4 cup currants
 
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
 
* . each anise seed & fennel seed
 
  
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=== Ingredients ===
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* 2 lbs. [[carrot]]s, sliced
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* 1/2 head [[cabbage]], in small pieces
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* 3-4 [[pear]]s, sliced thin
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* 1 tsp. [[salt ]]
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* 6 Tbs. [[vinegar]]
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* 2 tsp. [[ginger]]
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* few threads [[saffron]]
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* 1 bottle (750 ml.) white [[wine]]
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* 1/2 cup [[honey]]
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* 1 Tbs. ground [[mustard]]
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* 3/4 cup [[currant]]s
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* 1 tsp. [[cinnamon]]
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* 1/2 Tbs. each [[anise]] seed & [[fennel]] seed
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=== Method ===
 
# Boil carrots and cabbage for several minutes
 
# Boil carrots and cabbage for several minutes
 
# Add pears. Cook until tender; drain well.
 
# Add pears. Cook until tender; drain well.
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# Cover (the cloth works fine for this) and let stand overnight.
 
# Cover (the cloth works fine for this) and let stand overnight.
 
# Mix the vegetables with the currants and the seeds. Place in a non-metallic sealable container and set aside.
 
# Mix the vegetables with the currants and the seeds. Place in a non-metallic sealable container and set aside.
# In a separate pot, bring the honey, cinnamon, and wine to a boil, skimming off the scum until clear. Remove from heat and pour over the vegetable mixture. # Let cool and seal.  
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# In a separate pot, bring the honey, cinnamon, and wine to a boil, skimming off the scum until clear. Remove from heat and pour over the vegetable mixture.
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# Let cool and seal.
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Redacted by Elspeth Caerwent
  
May be stored for a week or more.  
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== Notes ==
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The historical version of the recipe was taken from the [[Project Gutenberg]] e-text of the [[Forme of Cury]].
  
(http://www.godecookery.com/goderec/grec5.htm)
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