Old game birds may be used.
In the evening before the dish is wanted, place the bird or birds whole in a deep casserole with 2 cut onions, 2 carrots, salt and pepper, herbs tied together, and the bacon cut in pieces. Pour over the red wine and leave to marinate. Put the beans to soak in boiling water.
In the morning fill the casserole up with water to cover the birds, cover the