This section is from the book "The International Cook Book", by Alexander Filippini. Also available from Amazon: The international cook book; over 3,300 recipes gathered from all over the world, including many never before published in English. With complete menus of the three meals for every day.
Open a quart can green peas, drain off water, place and pound in mortar to a paste.. Finely slice two ounces raw lean bacon, an ounce raw lean ham, a white onion, two leeks, a bean garlic, branch parsley, place in saucepan with a half ounce butter and briskly fry for ten minutes, frequently stirring meanwhile. Add the peas with a half gill white wine, quart water and quart and a half broth (No. 701), season with a teaspoon each salt and sugar and half teaspoon pepper. Add quarter-pound piece stale French bread, mix well, let gently simmer for an hour, press puree through sieve into a vessel, then through Chinese strainer into another saucepan. Add a gill cream and half ounce butter, mix well while heating for five minutes, place bread croutons (No. 23) in a soup tureen, pour sauce over and serve.
Singe, cut off neck and feet of a nice, tender, fat duckling, neatly draw and remove gall bag from liver, then finely chop liver and heart. Place both in a saucepan with three finely chopped shallots, a tablespoon butter, and fry for five minutes, lightly stirring meanwhile. Add two tablespoons demi-glace (No. 122), five tablespoons bread crumbs, an egg yolk, a half teaspoon salt, three saltspoons pepper and half teaspoon freshly chopped parsley. Sharply mix with wooden spoon while heating for three minutes, then stuff duckling with preparation. Truss duck, place in a roasting pan, season with a teaspoon salt, spread a little butter over breast, set to roast in a brisk oven for thirty minutes, then remove.
Cut into very small pieces three chicken livers and one sound onion, place in a braising pan with a teaspoon butter and briskly fry for five minutes. Lay duck in pan, pour in a tablespoon brandy, half gill claret, a gill each demi-glace (No. 122) and tomato sauce (No. 16), season with a saltspoon cayenne and boil for five minutes. Cover pan and set in oven forty-five minutes, frequently basting meanwhile; remove, untruss, dress on a hot dish, strain sauce through a cheesecloth over duck and serve