[Sca-cooks] Manchet

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Tue Sep 11 10:53:59 PDT 2007

But they ate butter upon bread--

from A feast full of sad cheere vvhere griefes are all on heape: where 
sollace is full deere, and sorrowes are good cheape.
Churchyard, Thomas, 1520?-1604. published 1592.

Page 11

No Butter cleaues nor sticks vpon my bread,
No Honny-combes will breede in my bare hyue:
My gold but glasse, my siluer worse then lead,
My luck as bad as any man alyue;

A thousand notable things, of sundry sortes Wherof some are wonderfull, 
some straunge, some pleasant, diuers necessary, a great sort profitable 
and many very precious. ...
Lupton, Thomas. [1579]

Page 130   She abhorred then bread & butter, and other such natural foode.

The first and second volumes of Chronicles ... first collected and 
published by Raphaell Holinshed, William Harrison, and others: now 
newlie augmented and continued (with manifold matters of singular note 
and worthie memorie) to the yeare 1586. by Iohn Hooker aliáas Vowell 
Gent and others. With conuenient tables at the end of these volumes. 1587.

Page 93   When no butter could sticke on their bread, in in that part of 
the citie

I have a collection of these quotes. You should have asked.


Michael Gunter wrote:
>  Were I to make it again I'd add a little more
> salt, but as I explained at the demo there aren't any references in 
> period
> manuals about spreading butter or anything on bread. I have seen
> references about bread being sprinkled with a little salt. This bread
> bore that out. A pinch of salt would have really brought out the flavor.
> Gunthar

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