Leipziger Allerlei

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Leipziger Allerlei is a regional German vegetable dish consisting of peas, carrots, green beans, asparagus, morels, and celery. There are numerous variations to the basic recipe.

According to legend, the dish was invented in Leipzig after the Napoleonic Wars to protect the city from beggars and tax collectors: in storing the more sustaining and more expensive meat-based dishes, and serving vegetables instead, city officials hoped to encourage beggars and tax collectors to move on to neighboring cities.

However, the dish is first attested in a 1745 cookbook.[1]