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Cookery Through the Ages
Recipes from the Medieval to the Victorian ages.


Calf's Head Soup


Wash the head clean with salt and water, then put it into a stewpan, with water.

Put to it a bunch of sweet herbs, an onion stuck with cloves, five or six tender blades of mace, and some pearly barley.

Stew till it is tender, and add some stewed celery.

Season it with pepper, pour the soup into a dish, place the head in the middle, and serve it.




Taken from Duncan MacDonald, The New London Family Cook, c. 1800

Please also visit Old London Maps on the web as many of the maps
and views available there have plans and depictions of gardens from
the medieval period through to the late nineteenth century.

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