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Wortes

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Old term for a mix of green vegetables, often with butter and oatmeal, known since the 9th Century. (Austin 1440, etc)


Original Receipt in the 15th Century 'Austin Manuscripts' (Austin 1440)

Buttered Wortes. Take al maner of good herbes that thou may gete, and do bi ham as is forsaid; put them on the fire wit faire water; put there-to clarefied buttur a grete quantite. Whan thei ben boyled ynog, salt them; late none otemele come there-in. Dise bread small in disshes, and powre on the wortes, and serve them fort.




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