[Sca-cooks] need names of cookie like objects

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 13:17:20 PST 2007


Here's a link to Florio's 1611 Italian dictionary....maybe you can find
something useful?

Butasaro, a rich pudding....
there's a type of cookie called spumetti, but I don't know if they're
period...ditto peseta, taralli,gianduia (possibly from the old word
ghiandaia?), of course biscotti, anginetti, pignoli, strufoli (the word
appears in florio as struffoli -- a kind of tarte, custard, egg-py, doucet
or flaune), pizzelles, florentines, torta fregolotti.

I think calisoni were some kind of comfit...a synonym for marzipan, if you
can believe this page of period italian recipes:
http://heroofthechalice.googlepages.com/menu ...it's mentioned in Florio's
dictionary of 1611.....

they also mention "nucato," honey nut brittle, as being period...

Remember, everything's poetic in Italian and French. :)

of course, there are also other interesting words for names, depending on
the nature of the horse (these are from Florio; the meanings may have
changed in some cases); Sciagurato, mischievous; Semplice, meaning simple,
incurious, pure, honest, shallow, slight; Sevo, fierce, moody; Sprazzo, fury
or rage; Pessimo, extremely naughty; Tacito, silent; Tapino, a wandering
beggar, miserable; Tarabara, helter-skelter; Tattamellino, a spoiled brat;
Gabba, a jest; Fumoso, hasty or smoky; Fuoccone, a great fire; Gallante,
gallant or brave; Gaio, gay, blithe, joyous; Gaiezza, mirth, jollity, glee

Dunno if any of this helps.

Ian of Oertha

On 2/26/07, *Anne-Marie Rousseau* <dailleurs at liripipe.com> wrote:
> hey all from Anne-Marie
> OK, this is raelly random, but sorta food related, so bear with me... :)
> a friend of mine just got a new horse. Big black and white Tobiano paint
> boy. His name
> is "Cookie" (ugh). My friend would like to rename the horse something
> fierce and much more
> medieval sounding, and we were thinking it would be cute if it was also
> somehow
> distantly "cookie" related too....
> any ideas? what kinds of baked goods have names that might work for a
> proto-jousting horse?
> Right now they're calling him "bourdain" but he's way too sweet for that
> kind of legacy ;)
> bonus points for names that would be 15th century, french and/or italian.
> personlly I'm a fan of "Tourtiere", as it might work as a threat if the
> horse isnt behaving
> hisself ;)....
> --AM
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