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Sorry, this entry is only available in Dutch.

The University Library of KU Leuven adds a copy of the 1st edition of the Koocboec to its collection. The acquisition has been financed by the Jan Roegiersfonds, established by the former head librarian of the university.

Garrelt Verhoeven met het 'Koocboec' van Magirus

Garrelt Verhoeven with a copy of the 1st edition of the ‘Koocboec’ of Magirus recently acquired by the KU Leuven. The important cookery book was first printed in Leuven in 1612. – Photo: Rob Stevens – (c) KU Leuven – Foto: Rob Stevens – (c) KU Leuven

Tartare sauce, that piquant gloop found in chippies and fancy fish restaurants alike, was not, you will unsurprised to hear, everyday fare on the windswept steppes of the ancient Tatar people. Instead, it has assumed the name of the more traditional Tatar dish of chopped raw meat, which it often accompanied in the fashionable dining rooms of 19th-century Europe …

Source: www.theguardian.com

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