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More sauerkraut history

A few more snippets

This particular poem in Paradeißgärtlein Darinnen die edleste vnnd fürnembste Kräuter nach jhrer Gestalt vnd Eigenschafft abcontrafeytet vnd mit zweyerley Wirckung Leiblich vn[d] Geistlich... Beschrieben sind (1588) about the virtues and uses of cabbage tells us that preserved (eingemacht) cabbage is a staple food for farmers.


In the morning and late in the evening
Preserved cabbage
fills the skins of the hungry farmer

In   the text in New Speisebüchlein, darinnen kurtzer Unterricht vom Essen und Trincken, auch von allerley Speisen und Getranck. - (Erffordt, Beck) 1588 tells us that sour cabbage kraut or compest is known in Germany.

Tags: 16th century german, cooking, history, sauerkraut
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