Re: Rice à la Malta
Jan Ivarsson TransEdit
jan.ivarsson at TRANSEDIT.ST
Mon Oct 21 12:51:38 UTC 2002
Barry Popik cites:
A GUIDE TO MALTESE COOKING (no date; 200?) by Francis Darmanin--Pg. 95: "SWEET RICE A LA MALTA Despite the name, this is not a Maltese dish. I came across it in Sweden where it occurs quite regularly on restaurant menus."
This dessert is quite common in Sweden, more often in homes than in restaurants, and especially at Christmas. The name is considered to be a corruption of "Riz à l'amande": the dish used to be served with _one_ almond hidden in it, and the person who got the almond was supposed to get married within the coming year (cf. the French "Fève des Rois").
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