Re: Empanadas (was: RE: Re(2): Alan D. Corre's pages)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 1, 1999, 15:47|
> > Don't know if this has been answered yet, but empanadas are little meat
> > filled pastries which are popular in Mexico (IIRC).
> And in Argentina! Practically a national dish. The name sounds to
> me as if it comes from a verb *_empanar_, 'to put in(side) bread'
> but that can be just folk etymology.
In any event, they seem to have been popular in Spain, and the Sephardi
author of the _Shulkhan Arukh_ (a codification of Jewish law) mentions them.
When studied by Ashkenazi, the word tends to be pronounced /pnadS/.
John Cowan http://www.reutershealth.com email@example.com
Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies / Schliess eurer Aug vor heiliger Schau
Den er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies.
-- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)