[Sca-cooks] digital libraries on culinary history ...

James Prescott prescotj at telusplanet.net
Wed Jan 13 09:53:03 PST 2010

>  There's a page full of "Gastronomic Prints", and about halfway down is
>  one titled "La grigliata - The Grill" - I can't link directly to the
>  image, but here's the page of prints.
> http://www.academiabarilla.com/academia/gastronomic-prints/browse-gastronomic-prints-collection.aspx?q=XVI
>  What I find notable about it is that the woman on the right side of the
>  image is holding what appears to be a bratwurst in a split roll.
>  Popular wisdom is that sausages were first served in rolls around the
>  1890s, but if I'm seeing what I think I'm seeing then the practice dates
>  back to at least the 1600s.

Sure looks like a hot dog stand to me.


Hier wird um wenig geld ein gute Wurst, gebraten, womit dem Hunger
wird doch nicht dem durst geraten, den einer leschen Kan nach
hertzens wunsch dar auf an einem solchen Ort wo wein u bier zu kauff.

Partial speculative translation (WARNING: I do not speak German):

Here for not much money a good sausage, roasted, with which Hunger
will be converted to thirst, to quench which one's heart's desire
is a place where one can also buy wine and beer.


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