[Sca-cooks] "Bojal" wheat

Craig Daniel teucer at pobox.com
Fri Jan 1 13:47:52 PST 2010

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 4:45 PM, Suey <lordhunt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Terry Decker wrote:
>> Given the location and the time frame, I might suggest durum, which is a
>> very hard wheat.
>> Bear
>>> Suey wrote:
>>>> 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??? Suey
> Durum wheat did not come to Spain until the Berber brought it but the 10th C
> AD. "Bojal" wheat is dated from the 7th C BC. and seems to have been brought
> by the Carthaginians.

Is it possible that this is just wrong? We're talking about a
Wikipedia article; what's their reference for this?

 - Jaume

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