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Leipziger Allerlei

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Leipziger Allerlei is a regional German vegetable dish consisting of peas, carrots, asparagus, morels and spices (salt, white pepper, chervil, parsley), however, there are numerous variations to the basic recipe (brown butter, with sausage instead of shrimp, toasted breadcrumbs, etc.).

According to legend, the dish was invented in Leipzig after the Napoleonic Wars to protect the city from beggars and tax collectors: in storing the more sustaining and more expensive meat-based dishes, and serving vegetables instead, city officials hoped to encourage beggars and tax collectors to move on to neighboring cities.

The dish is first attested in a 1745 cook book.

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References

Leipziger Allerlei, www.cookipedia.co.uk

Leipziger Allerlei, en.wikipedia.org

Leipziger Allerlei, www.leipzig.de