[Sca-cooks] Doing my best

Wanda Pease wandap at hevanet.com
Mon Mar 5 21:14:39 PST 2007

I happen to have both books (Atlas is comb bound after I downloaded it) on
my shelves.  Take a look at the translations for whole roast pig.  I don't
think either of them got it even close to right.  Pinning little pancakes
all over piggy?  From the roast baby pig we had in Segovia, Spain, I think
the book is trying to tell the cook to drizzle a thin flour/egg/water
mixture over piggy just before finishing up to give the skin a nice glaze
and crackle.

Considering the other book Adamson edited I'm not so sure of her practical
culinary skills.  In fact, when I contacted the publisher of the Gutter
Spise in the Austrian university I got back a reply that the local history
teacher and some of his class were having a ball trying to cook from it!  I
tried to guide him to this list, but he didn't feel his schedule would let
him take on an English Language list with as much volume as this one does.

> >There's some
> >question whether Adamson would ever have gotten off her butt and done
> >her own edition of Ein Buoch von Guter Spise had Atlas not produced
> >her flawed version.
> If my translation makes someone publish a better one, then I've have
> accomplished something!!
> Ranvaig

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