[Sca-cooks] Tetilla cheese
rcmann4 at earthlink.net
Wed Feb 27 22:01:51 PST 2008
> The most common reference to tetilla cheese is from Iranzo's edition of
> Nola 1982:171.
I was surprised to read this, as I didn't remember seeing such a
reference in de Nola. Admittedly, I'm more familiar with the 1529
edition than the 1525 edition that Iranzo edited, but they're not that
The page number you cited is in Iranzo's glossary. He defines "tetilla"
as "pechuga", which means "breast" -- specifically, the breast of a
bird. It took me a little hunting to find where in the book "tetilla"
is used. It's on page 30, in the section on carving fowl. De Nola
starts out with instructions for carving peacock, and says, "Despues dar
un corte en la tetilla derecha" (then make a cut in the right breast).
I'm not challenging your assertion that tetilla cheese dates back to the
Middle Ages -- I don't know enough to have an opinion one way or another
-- but I don't think this citation is relevant to the question.
Brighid ni Chiarain
Barony of Settmour Swamp, East Kingdom
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