August 9, 2010
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“Don’t doctor recipies”

by Allegra Goodman

“Don’t doctor recipes. More is less, and sugar will only get you so far.” –Allegra Goodman, The Cookbook Collector

We all know that “shortbread” is short because the shortening in the dough interrupts or shortens the web of gluten that makes bread dough doughy. We know about glutenin webs, but how did the medieval cook know about this?