Recipes from Renaissance Italy


La Bella Donna

These would make excellent additions to any meal, especially at a living history event.

Cabbage Salad From The Fruit (Herbs and Vegetables of Italy, Giacomo Castelvertro, translator Gillian Riley. Redaction by Gretchen Beck) “I once happened to be in France in the company of a group of ladies and gentlemen, and we came one afternoon to a large village with a good inn, where we proposed to dine. One of the ladies, sitting in the window-seat of the dining room, which overlooked an orchard, said to me ‘Let’s go into the garden and pick a salad!’ to which I replied, ‘Yes, indeed!’ When we got there we found nothing but cabbages, so the young lady picked one of these saying, ‘Well, if there’s nothing else, I’ll make you all a nice salad out of tis.’ — Having never seen or eaten anything like this before, I kept silent and waited for the…

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