[Sca-cooks] candying citron
susanrlin at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 15:22:12 PDT 2010
Since the spelling is a transliteration of Hebrew it's okay to spell it any
number of ways. Sukkot, Sukkoth. The dwelling is a Sukka(h). The Sukkah
is a temporary structure consisting of 2, 2 1/2, 3 or 3 1/2 sides - never
4. The roof is open to they sky. Some people live in the for the week of
the festival others just have meals. In religious school they would set one
up and the kids would decorate it with symbols of the fall harvest using
dried corn stalks for the "roof" - living in upstate New York that was what
we had - I'm sure in other parts of the world they use what they have.
The "religous" part is waving of the lulav and the etrog - special branches
and a special citrus fruit - one of the big things is that the little nob
that connected the fruit to the tree must remain in tact or it is no longer
"kosher". There are of course blessings and you wave them together front,
back, left, right and then "all around".
We were taught that it commemorate that the Jewish people were farmers and
as such when it was harvest time they needed to bring the harvest in as
quickly as possible. Instead of going home each night they built these
temporary shelters to live in while they brought in the harvest.
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM, Ian Kusz <sprucebranch at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've always seen it spelled, "Sukkot." It's the Feast of Booths, mentioned
> in the Bible/Torah. Yeah, it's definitely period. To commemorate the
> wandering of the Children of Israel, people go out and make and decorate
> booths (temporary dwellings/tabernacles) and have a big picnic and some
> music and a religious observance.
> In all, kind of like an SCA Event. Only, "churchy." Oh, excuse me,
> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 1:14 AM, Stefan li Rous
> <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>wrote:
> > Devra asked:
> > <<< We are approaching Sukkah, the Jewish fall harvest festival, when
> > sell beautiful unblemished esrog (etrog) or citrons to use in the
> > ceremonies. >>>
> > Can someone relate more details about this Sukkah? This is a Jewish
> > that I've not heard of. I assume it is at least period and probably much
> > more ancient.
> > I'm pretty sure I have recipes and more info about citrons in the
> > Florilegium, although I don't have a file dedicated to this particular
> > fruit. Those interested might wish to try the search engine on the top
> > of the site.
> > <<< My roomie does a wonderful watermelon pickle. Would this be an
> > approapriate treatment for a citron? Naturally she cuts up the watermelon
> > rind, but I once saw half-citrons offered in a store. (Of course you
> > to cut the citron up to use it in plump pud etc) but I just wondered if
> > people had any information or opinions to offer on this. >>>
> > Are you wishing to candy the rind? or the fruit? or both?
> > What is "plump pud"?
> > candied-fruit-msg (41K) 5/ 3/10 Period candied fruit. Recipes.
> > http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-SWEETS/candied-fruit-msg.html
> > candied-peels-art (16K) 3/21/06 "Candied Fruit Peel" by Dame Alys
> > Katharine.
> > http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-SWEETS/candied-peels-art.html
> > candied-peels-msg (58K) 2/ 2/07 Candied fruit peels. A late period treat.
> > http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-SWEETS/candied-peels-msg.html
> > suckets-msg (7K) 4/ 1/02 Spices, fruit or fruit peel in a sugar syrup
> > http://www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-SWEETS/suckets-msg.html
> > Stefan
> > --------
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> > Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
> > StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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