[Sca-cooks] Saba

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sun Jun 20 04:48:18 PDT 2010

What is the language of origin for saba?  Sapa is Latin and refers to a more 
highly condensed defrutum.  From Google, I gather sapa may show up in ethnic 
markets as pekmez or dibis.  BTW, neither sapa nor saba shows up in my copy 
of the OED.

Just to add to the fun, in Japanese, saba would be mackeral and there is a 
West Indian plantain named saba.

Some other curious trivia that popped up in the search is the Saban, Hiriam 
Beakes, pirate, who is attributed with the phrase, "Dead men tell no tales." 


> Bear,
> Yes I mean Sapa and Saba.
> Spelled both ways.
> Eduardo
> On 6/19/10 6:30 PM, "Terry Decker" <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
>> I think he means sapa, which is condensed wine must used in Roman 
>> cookery.
>> The only Saba I know is an is;and in the Netherland Antilles.
>> Bear
>>> I have never heard of Saba.  I have heard of Sabra.  The cheapest place
>>> online called "WineChateau" has Sabra for $27.69 before shipping.  I 
>>> have
>>> never used the place, so I don't know how reliable it is.  BevMo has 
>>> Sabra,
>>> but for almost the same price that you quote.
>>> Sorry.
>>> Huette

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