[Sca-cooks] Rosh Hashanah - matzoh time - Jewish influence in Spain

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Sat Apr 7 15:41:34 PDT 2012


I am no expert by any means but the Conversos were often turned in by
family members looking to court favor.  The evidence against them was
sometimes slim or non-existent.  If a person chose not to mix milk and meat
or chose not to eat pork those things alone brought suspicion on them.  I
can make an educated guess that the difference regarding the swiss chard
might be that the chard was cooking in pork fat in once instance and in
chicken fat in the other.  I am horrible regarding documentation (my
downfall at my first A&S last month, the first time I ever entered
anything) If I come across actual, useful, documented sources I'll be happy
to share them.


On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM, Suey <lordhunt at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am looking for Sephardi Recipes in general to demonstrate the Jewish
> influence on Spanish cuisine.
> Jews immigrated to Spain in 1 AD. They brought their recipes from Israel
> and lived in Spain until Isabel the Catholic applied inquisition laws
> against them.
> I feel my Jewish friends don't get it. During 1400 years living in Spain
> Jews really influenced Spanish cuisine.  I am not out to steal their
> recipes but to share them as examples of how much they influenced medieval
> Spain.
> So if anyone is willing to share with me I would be most grateful. - I am
> not earning any money from my blog - Spanish Medieval Chef - so any
> voluntary comments and/or contributions would be most appreciated.
> Gitlitz leaves me confused. To me he does not clearly explain why dishes
> made on the Sabbath were considered Jewish and therefore condemning
> evidence against so called Jewish converts. - Anyone can cook Swiss Chard -
> so how is the Jew's Swiss chard different from the Christian's?
> Suey
> Susan Lin wrote:
>>    3. Re: Rosh Hashanah - matzoh time - Jewish influence in Spanish
>> Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and usually falls in
>> September/October.  Matzoh is for Passover which falls around - well, now.
>>  Are you looking for Passover recipes from medieval Spain or Rosh Hashanah
>> recipes.  Passover has many more rules and restrictions.  Mostly, as far
>> as
>> I know this area followed the Sephardic traditions.
>> Shoshanah
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Suey<lordhunt at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>  My Jewish girlfriend cancelled our monthly luncheon pleading poverty.
>>> Ja-ja, she spent her lunch money at the Jewish bakery for matzoh. I know
>>> her. Happens every year! - Rosh Hashanah - Happy New Year!
>>> I published a recipe in my blog - Spanish medieval chef - for adafina.
>>> Asked this friend if she could please correct it.
>>> Nothing - she gave me a sample dish from her son's circumcisium
>>> celebration. - interesting but my point is I want to know about recipes
>>> pertaining the Jewish influence in Spanish medieval cuisine -
>>> Suey
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