[Sca-cooks] Roux

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Thu Aug 14 19:14:58 PDT 2008

Euriol asked:
<<< So... my quest is to find out if this recipe does indeed exist.  
Has anyone
come across such a recipe in any of the pre 17th century recipe
collections? >>>

Although we seem to be pushing the earliest recipes for a roux  
further and further back, I think the problem with this statement is  
the "pre 17th century" portion. I don't believe we have evidence for  
a medieval roux, while as others have mentioned we do have a number  
of 16th century roux and roux-like recipes.

More can be found in this file in the FOOD-CONDIMENTS section of the  

gravy-msg         (14K)  2/14/08    Period gravy. Renaissance, not  

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
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