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February 28th, 2013

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08:35 pm - What would a cardinal eat?
Today Pope Benedict XVI has abdicated and the cardinals all travel to Rome, to go into conclave and choose a successor. There is an Italian cookery book from 1570 from a cook that witnessed at least one conclave and served at least two popes in his career, Bartolomeo Scappi. The latest historical recipe is from this cookbook, and it is for a sweet tourte that was very much liked by Pope Julius III, who was chosen at the conclave of 1549-1550.
I have to warn you: although it is a very filling dish, you will find it difficult to stop eating.

(Add a pinch of pepper)

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