[Sca-cooks] Prayers for recipe timing
lordhunt at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 10:35:40 PDT 2008
St. Philip's original question was:
> Could anyone who happens to know which recipes direct me to the
> recipes that used various prayers for timing? There seems to be a
> similar usage going on in period smithing, and we'd like to look into
> it more.
Of Nola's recipes he calls for a Paternosters in
his recipe number / Brighid´s number
xxii-1 42 Almodrate which
xxiiii-1 48 Kidpie
xliiii-2 130 Meat or fish pastry
_Guisados1-art_. On line Posting. June 6, 2001. April 24, 2003. Recipes
. . . "An English translation of Ruperto de Nola's 'Libre del Coch.'"
_Stefan's Florilegium Guisados2-art_. On line Posting. June 6, 2001.
August 4, 2002. Recipes 180-243.
The latter recipe calls for an Ave Maria as well. Perez, one of the
translators of Nola from Catalan to Castellan, states that recipes
asking for the Creed and prayers for Our Lady are also prevalent during
I have a feeling that Sent Sovi calls for prayers for timing but I don't
trust my Catalan enough to translate it and put them into my computer.
As Amazon has advised, we will be receiving the new translation soon, we
Also I do not have the texts of the Archpriest of Hita or Don Quijote
in my computer but these writings deal more with gluttony or starvation
make for bad humors or bad health than with the cook and cooking. Both
would have to be reread in search for such an item which is a lot of
reading for one phrase.
I do not cover Diego Granado, Phillip II's chef, but he is another
Someone back there mentioned that the size of chicken eggs was smaller
in the Middle Ages then now making boiling time shorter as we still do
with partridge eggs. Also, except for the Lental season, which coincides
with the mating season of birds, more or less, eggs from all kinds of
fowl were consumed as today country estates, manors and woodlands
collect various varieties of winged creatures that left and continue to
leave eggs for the creatures who find them consumable!
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