[Sca-cooks] Sugar threads, cotton candy was What constitutes modern food
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
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
these videos now.
On Jan 24, 2010, at 7:35 AM, Ian Kusz wrote:
> Actually, I think the list of modern food should include:
> fairy floss/cotton candy
> I'm waffling on pork rinds, tho.
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