[Sca-cooks] Idea for an A&S Entry

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Wed Jul 1 19:21:33 PDT 2009

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:

> On Jul 1, 2009, at 8:20 PM, Antonia Calvo wrote:
>> ?? I'm not supposed to mention the mete þat is icleped cuskynoles?/
> Not mentioning cuskynoles is an unofficial, never-mentioned, but very  
> real part of the Great Cooks' List Cuskynole Detente.
> The short version is that there was more than one thread here on  
> different interpretation of the recipe, taken primarily from two  
> sources.
> As I recall (you can check the Florilegium if you absolutely need 
> to),  one camp held that the illustration of the English version of 
> the  recipe, as it appears in Hieatt's "Curye On Inglysch", indicates 
> that  the layers of filled dough are subdivided into cells, looking a 
> bit  like one of those large, filled Cadbury chocolate bars.
> The other position was that that illustration was of several units of  
> the finished product, assembled in a group, and that each was a  
> separate, rectangular, ravioli-like portion.
> The fact that the earlier version of the recipe that appears in 
> French  appears to have a somewhat different illustration simply 
> underscored  the fact that the illustration may not be the ultimate 
> ex-cathedra  guide to the appearance of the finished product.
> The entire exchange was civil, but it did kind of go on for about 914  
> years, and some innocent bystanders were made a bit uncomfortable. On  
> the other hand, there are also people that fail to comprehend that  
> argument, when rules of engagement are observed, need not be  
> acrimonious, so there was probably some assumption of an angry, 
> heated  exchange that wasn't actually all that bad...

Riiiight... I can certainly see how a thing like that might precipitate 
a 900 Years' War.  I won't mention cusky^H^H^H^H^Hthose objects again :-)

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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