[Sca-cooks] Seeking Cheesy Goodness in WI
t.d.decker at att.net
Sat Aug 8 08:42:41 PDT 2009
>> red cabbage...and a wonderful potato creation, Rosti.
> Rosti is not theirs. It's... Swedish? In any case, breakfast
> restaurants around here and, if I'm not mistaken, IKEA, have been
> serving it for years...
Ro:sti are Swiss. Esther B. Aresty notes in her The Delectable Past, "...in
1598 one Swiss cook--Anna Weckerin--completed the first cookbook ever
written by a woman. A recipe in it bore a close resembelance to Ro:sti..."
Weckerin's cookbook was the first printed cookbook written by a woman, not
the first cookbook written by a woman and I have yet to verify a Ro:sti-like
recipe being in the book. So, if I can ever locate the recipe, I may
prepare it for a feast, just for fun. Purple Ro:sti, perhaps?
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