[Sca-cooks] PPC 84 / doughnuts
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
"Then cover your But-head with a sheet onely in Summer,
but blankets in Winter..." - Sir Kenelme Digby, 17th c.
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