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Black Bean Soup


  • 1 quart of black beans
  • 4 quarts of water
  • bone of a boiled ham
  • 6 cloves
  • 4 peppercorns


Boil on the back of the range for twelve hours; rub through a colander and set away to cool.

This should make soup for two dinners for a family of six. When served, add a glass of wine to each tureenful, two or three slices of lemon, and cubes of bread fried in butter.


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The Century Cook Book (1901).

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