lordhunt at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 19:53:14 PDT 2007
Oh Ana I am so glad you are still here!
> In my research about the Blanc Manger issue what it's happened was when the
> Conquistadores come to Peru and Mexico they wanted to eat the things they
> knew and they tried to substitute the ingredients with local ones. South
> America had not almonds or hens to make the original recipe (a mixture of
> hen meat and almond milk) and they found the milk from the cows they had
> bring to America achieve the same result, a thick confiture/jam who could be
> eaten alone or with bread or with tortillas. Sugar and milk were the local
> ingredients and today you find "dulce de leche" in the whole South America.
> It's called different names, cajeta, manjar blanco, doce de leite, but it's
> the same recipe.
No hens/chicken came out the other day, they were as per some article
they came from Polanensia or some place like that the before the
Spaniards - it could have been in the local newspaper the Mercurio, I
don't remember, before Columbus went to the Americas but Cris took some
as so we got lots here for the Chilean conquisidores in spite of other
missing items to replace hunger. Blancmange can be made of any milk
product, from beasts or almonds. That's no big deal. Sugar I question
Spaniards took cane so we must allow a few years for crops to produce.
Interesting cajeta, I will have to review that. Never noticed that
before. Thank you so much. But my main query with you is what is your
reference that blancmange came from Arab origin and from Spain entered
Europe? My question elsewhere is could it have had a Roman or even Greek
Almonds seem to be something we always had in Spain and the Med
region so I suppose we took them to the Americas and we must to leave
time for growth before we can use them there. . .
You know my friends we have the basic ingredients for this dish in
Syria, Egypt and of course Baghdad but it does not seem that "Knights"
had it as Perry does not mention it there . So where does this come
from? In my book it is not from Provence as per Calero's interpretation
of Villena! We could have it in the 8th century before or after,
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