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    Recipe for (Beets with Leeks in Wine)

    By Apicius III.

    An accompaniment nearly any meal

    Original recipe: Concides porrum, coriandrum, cuminum, uuam passam, farinam et omnia in medullam mittes. ligabis et ita inferes ex liquamine, oleo et aceto.

    Translation: To make a dish of beets that will appeal to your taste slice the beets with leeks and crush coriander and cumin; add raisin wine, boil all down to perfection: bind it, serve the beets separate from the broth, with oil and vinegar.


    • Whole beets
    • 3 thinly sliced leeks
    • Ground pepper
    • Cumin
    • Beet stock
    • Sweet raisin wine


    • Cook beets, drain and keep the liquid
    • Slice the beets.
    • Put them in a saucepan with leeks.
    • Grind pepper and cumin.
    • Add to the leeks and beets. Then add stock ans sweet wine.
    • Pour this sauce over the vegetables, bring to a boil, then simmer till leeks are cooked
    • The lovely deep color of this dish adds beauty to your table.
    • Serve with chiken or game birds
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