Encyclopedia of Kitchen History

Encyclopedia of Kitchen History

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor a Francis, an informa company.By 1250, Jewish bakers were making made pretsls, the forerunner of pretzels (or bretzels) and bagels. Legend connects the creation of these shaped breads with an Alpine monk in 610 CE who twisted leftover dough into a pretiola (small reward) for children. ... In 1280, baking had become so essential to city growth that Florence alone claimed 146 bakeries. ... which they baked in characteristics shapes with such distinctive names as checky pig (a pastry treat made like a piga#39;s bodyanbsp;...

Title:Encyclopedia of Kitchen History
Author:Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-12-29


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