[Sca-cooks] Round one - Plum Butter
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Wed Sep 19 14:30:05 PDT 2007
>>The term "Weichsel" is a shortened version of "Weichselkirsche." While
>>commonly used to refer to cherries (Kirsch) the term also refers to the
>>River Vistula in specific and Poland in general. I think what it being
>>stated is to use Polish plums.
> I have read modern references that "Latwergen" was often made with Asian
> plums, so this is very likely.
> There are other places in Rumpolt where "weichsel" is used. Could those
> also refer to plums?
Not having gone over Rumpolt, I couldn't say. It may be that Rumpolt is
using the word consistently to refer to Polish plums, as "portugal" is used
in some parts of Europe to refer to sweet oranges (introduced in the early
16th Century by the Portuguese), or he may be using it with different
meanings. Since "weichsel" has several meanings and we don't know all of
the possible uses of the word in the 16th Century, I would look at the
context for clues. Since Gwen Cat has worked extensively with Rumpolt, she
may be able to offer us some guidance in the matter.
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