[Sca-cooks] how old

Gretchen R Beck cmupythia at cmu.edu
Fri Aug 10 12:49:02 PDT 2012

Proof of the pudding is at least 1605 -- OED lists this quote:

1605   W. Camden Remaines xvii. 319   All the proof of a pudding is in the eating.

They are referring to it's quality (i.e. a well made pudding tastes good), not to a specific property of the pudding itself.

(s.v. pudding)

toodles, margaret

From: sca-cooks-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org [sca-cooks-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] on behalf of Ian Kusz [sprucebranch at gmail.com]
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Subject: [Sca-cooks] how old

anyone know how old the saying is, "any port in a storm?"  how about "the
proof of the pudding is in the eating."
and to what were they referring about the pudding?  I mean, is it some
property of the sausages that are called puddings?
or something about dessert pudding?

Ian of Oertha
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