[Sca-cooks] New 'invention' of medieval food?
teucer at pobox.com
Fri Aug 19 06:08:20 PDT 2011
The non-period reference is a mention of it in Cider, by Proulx and
Nichols, after which they coin the incredibly clunky "cidergar" for
cider vinegar, which is so horribly dysphonious that they proceed to
stop writing it and go back to "vinegar." I'm assuming "alegar" is
three syllables, and that the "-egar" sounds like "aigre" in the same
way that it does in "vinegar."
I see no reason to believe it was ever a particularly common term,
even if it is a period one.
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