Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Mon Mar 5 04:17:19 PST 2007
On Mar 4, 2007, at 11:08 PM, Terry Decker wrote:
> Sorry. That was supposed to be mid-16th Century.
>> IIRC, the earliest addition of fat to a pie shell recipe, which would
>> improve the edibility, is mid-15th Century.
Isn't there a relatively early French piecrust recipe in verse that
is more or less contemporary with Le Menagier and Taillevent? As I
recall (which I don't, not very well) it called for little bits of
fat. Maybe it appears in a footnote in the Pichon edition of Le
I'm not awake yet...
"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils mangent de la
brioche!" / "If there's no bread, you have to say, let them eat cake!"
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