johnnae at mac.com
Tue Jun 10 16:14:20 PDT 2008
According to the entry in Alice Arndt's Culinary Biographies, there is
as to where he was actually born. Some sources insist on Ferrara; other
What is known is that he must have been in Ferrara and at work there by
1524. Professor Ken Albala
did the entry in the volume.
>> Cristoforo Messisbugo, aka Cristoforo da Messisburgo, authored
>> several cookbooks in the 16th century. One was Banchetti, or
>> 'Banquets', dated 1549. I would assume from his family name that
>> either he or his family was not originally Italian.
> I've found some references online to him as being from Flanders. Trying to find something more authoritative than that, though. snipped
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