[Sca-cooks] "Medieval" Fruit Bowl

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Jan 16 06:56:54 PST 2013

Since you brought up the subject, the book Testicles: Balls in Cooking and Culture
Prospect Books; Reprint edition (December 31, 2011) is available.

"This book was first published in France in 2005 and has been magnificently translated into English by the food writer and historian Giles MacDonogh. It is part cookery book, part dictionary, and part cultural study of testicles: human and animal. Their culinary use is the bedrock, although it would be impossible to ignore the wider implications of these anatomical jewels."

I wonder if Heston consulted it.


On Jan 16, 2013, at 9:47 AM, Elise Fleming wrote:

> Greetings!  Heston Blumenthal has a short video of how he prepares a "medieval fruit bowl".  The fruit is formed of meat products, coated and prepared to look like apples, plums, etc.  One of the ingredients, shown in rather a lot of detail, is bull testicle.  You can find the video and a related blog at http://bloggingbutler.blogspot.com/ .  Scan down to Thursday, November 22.
> Bon appetit!
> Alys K.

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