[Sca-cooks] Paper revsion-from Isabella

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Sat Feb 23 05:53:43 PST 2008

I would be very interested in seeing a copy of this paper too, as my persona 
is set in Sicily.

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa
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From: "Stefan li Rous" <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
To: "SCA-Cooks maillist SCA-Cooks" <SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2008 10:56 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Paper revsion

> 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,
> food.
> <<< 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.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-BREADS/fried-breads-msg.html
> Stefan
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