Regional German Food: Leipziger Allerlei is a Saxon dish of…

Regional German Food: Leipziger Allerlei is a Saxon dish of mixed vegetables – there are numerous variations on the basic recipe and the exact mix varies but it usually contains carrots and peas among other vegetables. According to legend, the dish was invented in Leipzig, Sachsen, Eastern Germany, after the Napoleonic Wars to protect the city: in storing more expensive meat-based dishes and serving vegetables instead, city officials hoped to encourage beggars and tax collectors to move on to neighboring cities. The first written recipe is from a 1745 cookbook.