[Sca-cooks] PPC 84 / doughnuts

Daniel Myers edoard at medievalcookery.com
Fri Feb 8 17:54:52 PST 2008

On Feb 8, 2008, at 6:23 AM, Huette von Ahrens wrote:
> I received my issue # 84 of PPC on Tuesday.  I have had great  
> respect for the editors of PPC
> up until now.  Sigh.  In this issue is a 23 page article entitled  
> "The Origins and the Early
> History of the Doughnut" by Brian Brivati.


> From there he wanders to early medieval England, talks about fairs  
> and festivals and
> fast food, eventually making a statement that "payne puff", "pain  
> pendu" and "mistembec" were
> ancestors of doughnuts.

Wait a second ... pain perdu?  Did this goofball actually read any  
recipes before writing the article?  I'm surprised he didn't mention  
tansy cakes.


- Doc

   "Then cover your But-head with a sheet onely in Summer,
     but blankets in Winter..."    - Sir Kenelme Digby, 17th c.

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