[Sca-cooks] "Bojal" wheat

Euriol of Lothian euriol at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 25 18:32:08 PST 2009

In the"Penguin Companion to Food" by Alan Davidson it has a rather lengthy article on wheat, including a listing several species of wheat: Noted amongst these are club wheat, emmer, einkorn, Ploish wheat, spelt, shot wheat, and cone wheat.  Einkorn is said to be grown in the poor soils in Spain. Polish wheat is also noted as being cultivated mainly in Spain. Perhaps one of these is the variety you are looking for.

Good luck,

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Subject: [Sca-cooks] "Bojal" wheat

According to the Wikipedia article "Historia de la gastronomia de Espana," from the 7th
C BC Carthaginians cultivated common wheat, barley, germinated spelt and "bojal" wheat. "Boj" means boxwood in English but this word "bojal" does not seem to appear anywhere in google except in this article. The word is not found in the Royal Academy of Spain's dictionary. Any ideas as to what the English equivalent could be?
My hunch is that it could be red wheat but we have hard and soft, winter and spring???
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