[Sca-cooks] Is couscous Medieval?

Pat Griffin ldyannedubosc at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 25 01:47:19 PST 2007

Thanks to all of you for this great information.  I did go to the Manuscrito
Anonimo and found some recipes there that include kouskous.  I have passed
the information along to the Med. Encamp. list.

Lady Anne du Bosc

Known as Mordonna The Cook

Mka Pat Griffin

Vert between four caldrons or a cross checky sable and argent

-----Original Message-----
From: sca-cooks-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:sca-cooks-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of David Friedman
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2007 3:29 AM
To: Cooks within the SCA
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Is couscous Medieval?

>I was under the impression that while couscous could have been made during
>our period of interest, that we have no documentation to that fact.  The
>question has come up on (of all things) the medieval encampments list, and
>set me to wondering.  Can one of my dear friends tell me what the earliest
>reference seems to be?

A dish of that name appears repeatedly in different versions in 
Manuscrito Anonimo, the 13th c. Andalusian cookbook that Charles 
Perry translated.
Sca-cooks mailing list
Sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org

More information about the Sca-cooks mailing list