[Sca-cooks] Cofyns

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.
> Bear
>> 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!"
     -- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,  
"Confessions", 1782

"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
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