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Recipe for Boletos aliter
(Mushrooms in Honey)

by Apicius, VII, XIII, 315

Boletos aliter (Mushrooms in Honey)

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Seasoned mushroom stems, which uses olive oil, honey and garum, along with lovage as a seasoning for mushroom stems. The Romans used this method to cook large wild medow mushrooms; it is also good for both boletus and cultivated mushrooms.

Original recipe: Tirsos eorum concisos in patellam novam perfundis, addito pipere, ligustico, modico melle; liquamine temperabis; oleum modice.

Translation: Another recipe for mushrooms: Put the chopped stems in a clean pan, add pepper, lovage, and a bit of honey; mix with garum; [add] a bit of oil.


  • 1lb. (½kg.) mushroom stems (or whole mushrooms)
  • 1 hadful of fresh lovage or parsley
  • 2 T. of olive oil
  • pepper to taste
  • ¼ t. honey
  • 1 T. garum


  • Finely chop the lovage or parsley.
  • Cut the stems into small pieces and sauté in a pan with the olive oil, pepper, lovage (or parsley), honey, and garum. [Naturally, you can use the entire mushroom for better flaver.
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