Query: "marvel" as an 1880 food name?

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu Sep 25 02:57:26 UTC 2008

"Marvelle" refers to a twisted fried cake (apparently also called "lady
fingers"), with one citation in DARE, from ... you guessed it ... South

Here is a recipe, from _The Carolina Housewife_ (1874):


-- Doug Wilson

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