Breaking News
Home » Featured Articles » Middle-earth Menu: “Bamfurlong Cabbage”

Middle-earth Menu: “Bamfurlong Cabbage”

Image source:

By Astrid Tuttle Winegar

When Mrs. Maggot wants her humble cabbage to be a little more special, she breaks out some wine and Herbes de Provence in this delicious side dish which can be paired with many of your favorite recipes. Perhaps she partakes a bit of a tipple of that wine when she cooks. Sometimes she might even add some diced, cooked sausage to this and make it an actual dinner.

Please follow this link to my blog for the Savory Seasoning recipe! Or, I’ll make you a batch—head over to my Etsy Shop Elegant Sufficiencies and order your own: Savory Seasoning in a Jar or (the cheaper version) Savory Seasoning in a Ziploc Bag.

“Bamfurlong Cabbage”

2 tablespoons salted butter

4-5 cups green cabbage, cut into slivers (this is usually half of an average cabbage, cored)

2 tablespoons dry white wine, such as Chardonnay

2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence (or any other herb you prefer; 2 tablespoons fresh, minced)

½ teaspoon “Shire” Seasoning (see links above)


Melt the butter in a 3-quart deep skillet over rather high heat. Add the cabbage and sauté for about 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients; cover and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Uncover and raise heat to high. Sauté 1-2 minutes until most of the liquid evaporates. Cover and refrigerate leftovers. Serves 4-6.


This is known as “Herby Cabbage Sauté” in my cookbook.


Photo of author Astrid Tuttle Winegar, creator of Middle-Earth Menu: Sweet and Savory Pork RoastAstrid Tuttle Winegar is currently at work on the second edition of her cookbook, which will soon be available in the usual places on Halloween! For now, she is mostly telling a culinary Middle-earth story here on Legendarium. Astrid has loved C. S. Lewis since childhood, J. R. R. Tolkien since middle and high school, all Star things, both Trek and Wars, all things Whedon, and many other things besides… She lives in the enchanted city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband. Visit her website for more information: Astrid Tuttle Winegar | Cooking for Halflings & Monsters. Staff Reporter.


About Legendarium Media

This post comes from a valued Legendarium Media contributor. If you want to contribute content, we would love to hear from you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *