[Sca-cooks] Sugar threads, cotton candy was What constitutes modern food

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Jan 24 09:19:17 PST 2010

Fairy floss/cotton candy if spun by machine is late 19th century,
but hand spun sugar in threads goes back centuries.

There are still versions such as
Pashmak which is a type of Persian candy floss/cotton candy made
  from sesame oil and sugar which is eaten with the fingers.
Synonyms Persian Fairy Floss
 > http://www.pariya.com/

The Persian can be seen this blog
http://thebakerwhocooks.blogspot.com/      go down to  Tuesday, March
11, 2008  Floss fit for a Fairy
Try these links. They should lead to the same post.

This came up in October 2005 on the Subtleties list and has been  
talked about on SCA Cooks too.
There's also Dragon Beard Candy which came up on Sca Cooks last August--
It's a form of pulled sugar strand candy that's very old too.

There's a video that shows how it is done.

If you go to YouTube and search under Dragon Beard you can find a  
number of
these videos now.


On Jan 24, 2010, at 7:35 AM, Ian Kusz wrote:

> Actually, I think the list of modern food should include:
> snipped
> fairy floss/cotton candy

> snipped

> I'm waffling on pork rinds, tho.

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