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Salacacabia

or Salacacaby of Apicius. An uneatable soup of great pretensions. King, in his Art of Cookery, gives the recipe of this soup: “Bruise in a mortar parsley-seed, dried peneryal, dried mint, ginger, green coriander, stoned raisins, honey, vinegar, oil, and wine. Put them into a cacabulum, with three crusts of Pycentine bread, the flesh of a pullet, vestine cheese, pine-kernels, cucumbers, and dried onions, minced small; pour soup over all, garnish with snow, and serve up in the cacabulum.”

“At each end there are dishes of the salacacabia of the Romans: one is made of parsley, penny-royal, cheese, pinetops, honey, vinegar, brine, eggs, cucumbers, onions, and hen-livers; the other is much the same as soup maigre.” —Smollett: Peregrine Pickle.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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