[Sca-cooks] Paper revsion

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Feb 22 20:56:04 PST 2008

Gianotta said:

<<< Back on a food topic, I'm revamping my paper on Muslims in  
Sicily, and in the recipes section, plan to compare more Arab- 
descended Sicilian and mainland dishes with medieval Arab recipes:  
for example, pasticcio ibn al-Thumna with bazmaward; scapece alla  
Vastese with samak musakbaj; sfinci with isfunj; qubbaita with  
fustuqiyya; and martorana with samak wa-Aqras (I chose this recipe  
because the resulting paste is put into wooden molds and made into  
fish, lambs, loaves, etc. ? and there is still a tradition today in  
Sicily of molding marzipan with wooden and plaster molds,  
particularly the Easter lambs and the St. Joseph's day hearts). >>>

I've probably missed earlier comments on this since I've had to skip  
some digests for now, but I would be interested in considering your  
paper for the Florilegium. I'm afraid I don't have that much on  
Sicily in there now. I can hold off publishing it until it is  
published somewhere else if that is what you are writing it for, or  
your A&S display or whatever.

fd-Sicily-msg     (10K)  5/29/05    Food of medieval Sicily.
Sicily-msg        (13K)  5/21/04    Period Sicily. Culture, history,  

<<< Barad seems to be very similar to funnel cake, that Italian  
festival staple. Incidentally, I was looking up information about the  
town where my grandfather was born, in Calabria ? Sellia Marina. This  
led me to YouTube, of all places, where there were several videos of  
a local saint's festival in Sellia Marina, with street games, etc. ?  
and a funnel cake stand. No sausage and peppers, though! >>>

There does appear to be some evidence of funnel cakes being period:
fried-breads-msg  (22K)  9/12/06    Period fried breads. Funnel  
cakes, donuts.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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