Fwd: [SCA-China] Re: Fwd: Steamed pork bun workshop 10/30 in Unclaimed Crown Lands
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From: oriquilt <oriquilt@...>
Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 9:29 AM
Subject: [SCA-China] Re: Fwd: Steamed pork bun workshop 10/30 in Unclaimed
It's on my blog. oriquilt.blogspot.com
Mantou are period to at least the Song Dynasty. Since it's mentioned in the
Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which was during written during the Southern
Song. Supposedly Zhuge Liang ordered them made, so possibly Three Kingdoms?
Bao zi are also mentioned by the same author in Outlaws of the Marsh. Shui
Hu Zhuang. Although, it was at a "hei dian" black store. The proprietors fed
their customers drugged aromatic meat buns, then they butchered the
customers and turned them into the next round of aromatic meat buns. Talk
about mystery meat. Anyway, the way that baozi are mentioned indicate that
they were a common food item that people should be familiar with, kind of
like hamburger today.
Aren't you in Brooklyn?
> Sounds awesome--I'm a bit far, but it sounds like a blast.[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]