[Sca-cooks] Cato as a recipe source

Philip Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Tue Jul 7 16:46:44 PDT 2009

On Jul 7, 2009, at 7:42 PM, Terry Decker wrote:

> Giacosa doesn't have honey in the recipe.  She does have the  
> original recipe in Latin including the phrase, "folia laurea  
> subdito," which translates as "bay leaves beneath."  Of course,  
> there may be variations between manuscripts causing the variations  
> in translation.
> Bear

Hmmm... IIRC, Dalby's edition uses the Latin phrase "folia subdito,"  
but translates it as "bay leaves underneath" anyway.

It may be that this was common practice and just assumed to be what's  
meant here.


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