[Sca-cooks] Cubebs

grizly grizly at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 27 08:41:27 PDT 2006

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Poudre du duc actually appears under that very name in other French
apothecary texts in period.

I'll hunt out the exact recipe and wording later in the day and post it to
the list

Petru < < < < < <<

In tracking down the veracity of the theory of mistranslation is to find out
the earliest known "French" use of poudre duc and see what Italian texts are
conteporary . . . or even find earliest Italian references to find out what
they actually are written as.  I don't have that actual burning desire, but
in terms of successful strategies to track the etimology of Duke's Powder,
that seems to be the general direction to head, rather than 1500's texts
that have already propagated whatever translation error/accuracy was first

niccolo difrancesco

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