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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.2369  Thursday, 21 December 2000

From:           Mike Jensen <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Dec 2000 16:52:23 -0800
Subject:        Samphire

For fans of King Lear, and Heywood's Rape of Lucrece for that matter, I
have found this recipe for Samphire.

To Pickle Samphire

Strew a little salt
in the bottom of a jar

& than put in a little
Fresh gathered Samphire

& so till the jar is full.
Boil sufficient Vinegar

to cover it & pour it in boiling.
Cover the jar with a plate

& let it remain 2 days.
Then pour off the Vinegar

& boil it again.  Pour on
the Samphire, boiling as before

& let it stand 2 more days.
Pour off the Vinegar

& boil the third time as before.
Let it remain till cold,

then tie it down.

From Dorset Dishes of the 18th Century.

Sorry I don't have a fuller reference.

Mike Jensen

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