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Pea and Salted Meat Soup

A 16th century Italian Recipe, translated into English by Shannon Wanty

From Rosselli, Giovanne: Epulario: qual tratta del modo di cucinare ogni carne, vccelli, pesci, & ultra qualita di viuande (Altobello Salicato, Vinegia, 1596)

p12v Per cocere bizelli frutti con la carne salata. (To cook fresh peas with salted meat.)

Take peas with the shells as they are, and give them a boil, and take salted meat dressed with coleworts, and cut it into thing slices, and half a [...]1 in length, and fry it a little, and then put in the said peas to cook with the said meat, and put in a little verjuice, a little cooked wine2, or else sugar with a little cinnamon. Note also that you can fry your peas.

1 The term used is "dedo", which I cannot find. I tried looking for old Italian length measurements as well but was unable to come up with it.

2 Sapa