[Sca-cooks] "Joke" Food

Elise Fleming alysk at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jun 12 03:43:59 PDT 2012

(Too many recipients on first try.  Here is the post again.)

Greetings!  Ivan Day, noted British food historian, has put a new post 
on his blog site (http://foodhistorjottings.blogspot.com/) which 
addresses a variety of "joke" food from the 1400s on.  Each item comes 
with a wonderful photo and details about the food being recreated.  The 
first item is from "Liber cure cocorum" (1420 or so) and is a dish of 
bacon and eggs made from jelly - although he uses a recipe from 1769.

Other "joke food" photos include marzipan fruit, sugar paste flowers, a 
disappearing table (not food but food-related), and a variety of photos 
of texts and engravings.  There's enough in this blog to keep some 
enterprising subtlety maker challenged for years!

Alys K.
Elise Fleming
alysk at ix.netcom.com
alyskatharine at gmail.com

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