Turnips were a staple food item in Europe for centuries. In ancient Rome, Pliny the Elder wrote that next to corn and beans, there was “no plant that is of more extensive use” than the turnip. During the medieval and renaissance eras they were inexpensive, easy to grow and survived the cold of winter. Root…
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Erbeßsuppen, a Medieval Pea Soup
An ideal winter pottage from a German cookbook called Ein New Kochbuch (1581).