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Food Fare: Medieval RecipesWassail

In a large pot, mix the wine, cider, sugar, cloves, allspice and cinnamon. Heat to boiling, and then reduce the temperature setting to low. Cover and simmer for about thirty minutes. Strain the punch into a punch bowl; float the oranges studded with cloves on top.


Note: Wassail originates from medieval England. When drinking a toast from the punch bowl, lords and ladies would cry out: "Was Haile," which meant "Good Health." The bowl would be filled with hot ale or wine spiced with nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Sometimes roasted apples, eggs, cream or oranges were added to the mix as well.


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