[Sca-cooks] Tartoufles was Yams was Substitute for Potatoes? Digest, Vol 40, Issue 92

James Prescott prescotj at telusplanet.net
Tue Aug 25 12:54:27 PDT 2009

I am convinced that the 'tartoufle' mentioned in Casteau, and the
'cartouffle bouillie' mentioned for Francois I, are the common


At 2:35 PM -0500 8/25/09, Anne-Marie Rousseau wrote:
>  for those of us who are interested in learning what they did, so we 
> can try and really understand it, this
>  stuff is super duper fun. I highly rcommend reading the chapter on 
> potatoes in Toussaint-Samats work...its
>  very franco centric, and so gives a different spin (to be taken 
> with a huge grain of sel, of course :)) than
>  the ango-centric sources we usually have access to.
>  I am emotionally prepared for someone to find a source or three 
> that totally blows my theory out of the water,
>  but so far I'm pretty sure us potato-camp folks are right....
>  --Anne-Marie
>  On Tue 09/08/25 13:29 , "Cat ." tgrcat2001 at yahoo.com sent:
>>  OK, if the waters have calmed I will jump in too.
>>  I have a class I have taught once so far (was scheduled again but Mother
>>  Nature had other plans) on the "Potato Puzzlement: is it or isn't
>>  it?" that included the 5 possibly period potato recipes I have found..
>>  the 4 for Tartoufles and one for Erdtepffel.  I also noted the linguistic
>>  similarity between Tartoufle, Cartoufle and Kartoffel.
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