[Sca-cooks] Recipe from Rupert de Nola?

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Jun 10 23:16:03 PDT 2009

Madhavi asked:

<<< If anyone has a copy of Libre del Coch laying about, could you  
email me
the recipe named "Alidem"? I am researching octopus and it's referred to
in Adamson's Food in Medieval Times. >>>

I'm not sure I see the connection between octopus and Alidem, but  
Mistress Brighid did give you her translation of that recipe.

One thing I don't remember her mentioning in her message was the  
footnote she included. Since it gives you another source of Alidem  
recipes that you may not be aware of, here it is:

(54) The exact meaning is unknown.  Grewe believes it is of Arabic  
origin.  There are several recipes for alidem in the Libre de Sent  
Sovi.  The common thread is that all of them are thickened with beaten  

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