[Sca-cooks] Messisbugo

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Jun 10 16:14:20 PDT 2008

According to the entry in Alice Arndt's Culinary Biographies, there is 
scant evidence
as to where he was actually born. Some sources insist on Ferrara; other 
mention Flanders.
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.


Christiane wrote:
>> 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
> Gianotta

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