[Sca-cooks] Looking for Blanc manger translations (or Arab versions?)
dtallan8500 at rogers.com
Thu Oct 12 19:54:49 PDT 2006
I'm working on an article following the development and diversity of
blank manger (probably the most ubiquitous dish in western European
medieval cuisine. I've got about 56 versions in Middle English or
translation to work from, but I know I'm missing some key others
because they haven't been translated yet (and my linguistic ability
doesn't go much farther than Middle English) - never mind the ones that
haven't been published yet.
If anyone with better language skills than I has translated other
versions (for example, from Sent Sovi or from Tractatus) and is willing
to share, I'd really appreciate it! I've got all of the published
translations, but unfortunately, that still leaves a few key
collections out of my reach.
Also, in her article "Sorting through the Titles of Medieval Dishes:
What Is, or Is Not, a "Blanc manger", Constance Hieatt says "no known
Arabic culinary text of the period has anything corresponding to the
European'blanc manger'". I'm certainly no scholar of medieval Arabic
cuisine and, scholar that she is, it's not Ms. Hieatt's speciality
either. Can anyone who focuses on that cuisine confirm this?
David Tallan (SCA Thomas)
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