Gem Stone Soup?
This "stone soup" is true "food as medicine"!
Date: 8/27/2014 7:37:17 AM ( 5 y ) ... viewed 601 times
“In the fifteenth century, a recipe for a restaurant(1) began by instructing that a freshly killed capon(2) be cooked in an alchemist’s glass kettle with sixty gold ducats(3), and noted that the cook might supplement the gold pieces with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, jaspers, or ‘any other good and virtuous precious stones the doctor may order’. The seventeenth and eighteenth century dictionaries … omitted the gems from the recipe but still defined a restaurant as a semi-medicinal preparation …”(4)
(1) see previous blog:
The Rise and Fall of The "Restaurant" -
Originally it was "certain soups" that "were known as restaurants — literally 'restoratives'".:
This definition is my first introduction to the capon and I am glad I searched this! I'd like to try one some day! Imagine a gem stone capon soup!
Anyone for gold ducat soup?
(4) The Invention of the Restaurant:
by Rebecca L. Spang:
Braised capon in Orvieto with shaved white truffles and fall vegetables:
Add your gem stone or "gold ducat" during the final simmer!
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