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A Table in Tuscany

By Leslie Forbes

Published 1985

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Cibreo was one of Catherine de’Medici’s favourite dishes. There is a story that one day after eating too many heaped platefuls she nearly died of indigestion. Considering that Cibreo was once made with the livers, kidneys, testicles & crests of cockerels, this seems hardly surprising!


  • 1 lb 2 oz/500 g chicken liver, roughly chopped
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Melt the butter in a medium-sized pan, saute the onion in it until soft but not brown. Roll the liver in flour, add to the pan with salt & pepper and cook over a low heat, adding a few tablespoons of stock as necessary to keep the mixture moist and creamy. Meanwhile lightly beat the yolks &