[Sca-cooks] Garum and cheesecake

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Tue Aug 28 20:55:16 PDT 2007

Volker Bach said back on Aug. 7,
 > Garum was mentioned in one of the first Time Life
 > cookbooks, the one on Italy.  I think it even had
 > instructions on how to make.  The same book also
 > had a ricotta cheese cake, claimed to be a very
 > early Italian recipe.

Do you by any chance recall where the recipe was from?
There are garum-.like sauces still made today, but the
only historical recipe I know is from the Geoponica. >>>

What is this "Geoponica"? Do you have a copy of this historical garum  

<<< The ricotta cake could well have been Cato's
'placenta'. If it was - it's well worth making.  >>>

For a bit on Roman and medieval cheesecake style dishes, see this file:

cheesecake-msg    (48K) 12/ 1/06    Medieval cheesecake. Recipes.

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