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By Clarissa Dickson Wright and Johnny Scott

Published 2004

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In Ancient Greece, if a man wanted to please his lover he went out hunting with greyhounds and brought her (or more probably him) back a hare. This event is recorded in Homer and other poets and is engraved and embossed on the sides of vases and drinking vessels. No-one sees fit to say how it was cooked, but this is most probably how:


  • 1 hare, cut into 12 serving pieces
  • cups red wine vinegar
  • 6 cloves


Put the meat in a large bowl and add the vinegar, garlic, juniper and myrtle berries, and the bay leaves. Cover and marinate for 24 hours, turning the meat in the marinade several times.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Remove the meat to a casserole dish. Bring the marinade to a boi