[Sca-cooks] Trdelnik query
ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Sun May 27 19:47:46 PDT 2012
>>ISTR a recipe in ibn Sayyar al-Warraq for a pastry cooked around a
>>stick, although i seriously doubt it could be an antecedent to
>>Prague's. I don't have iSaW with me, so i can't reproduce the
>>recipe right now.
>Why not? You're talking about a 10th Century recipe. It is very
>probable that the recipe was known to the Ottomans, who started
>their push into Central Europe in 1516 and controlled portions of
>Hungary from 1541 until 1699. Since the earliest European recipe we
>have so far is from 1581 from a Hungarian cook in the employ of the
>Hapsburgs, it is possible that the dish represents a cultural
>transfer to Europe from the Ottomans via the Eastern Hungarian
>It will be interesting to compare ibn Sayyar al-Warraq to Rumpolt.
Rumpolt has a number of recipes described as Turkish. And even more
as Hungarian or Polish.
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