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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:13 PM

Old Recipes, New Format: Spain Puts Historic Dishes on Video.

MADRID ó When Spanish conquerors brought home a tomato from the Americas in the 16th century, its red color caused a sensation at the royal court.

But because of its resemblance to a poisonous fruit found around the Mediterranean, the tomato was long used only as a table decoration. Not until 1755 did it appear in a savory sauce recipe in a Spanish pastry cookbook written by Juan de la Mata, the pastry chef for King Philip V and King Ferdinand VI.

That recipe is among a dozen that have been adapted by contemporary chefs and incorporated into a video project by Spainís National Library, to raise the profile of its vast collection of 23,000 food-related works, which date as far back as the 1400s.

The videos discuss the recipes and weave in commentary by historians and chefs to explain the context in which such gastronomy developed, and how modern cooks can draw inspiration from old ways of preparing food. The library has also been creating digital versions of its most important works, including about 200 gastronomy books.'>>>

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/dining/old-recipes-video-spain.html?

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elleng Jul 12 OP
yallerdawg Friday #1

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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 08:25 AM

1. The iconic Spanish rice dish.

Obviously, not Spanish!

Who da thunk it?

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