[Sca-cooks] Is couscous Medieval?
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
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[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
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