t.d.decker at att.net
Tue Jan 12 07:11:52 PST 2010
No. "Cypress" is reference to the source of the sugar, Cyprus. Cassonade
refers to a type of sugar transported in a caisson (chest or box).
Specifically, cassonade is a dark brown sugar, heavy in molasses. A couple
of references suggest that it will not form a proper sugar loaf and is
transported in boxes for that reason.
> Given the connection of the word to sugar, I wonder if it's the
> equivalent to "cypress" in medieval English recipe titles (e.g.
> indicating a sweet dish). Do the recipes marked "cassenadt" all contain
> honey or sugar? Are there recipes with titles like "viand cypress of
> salmon" in Rumpolt?
> - Doc
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