[NAFEX] currant events

Bob Hartley bob at comcast.net
Fri Dec 30 21:26:34 EST 2005


Currants are called currants because they look like Zante grapes which 
were called currants because they were grown in Greece and shipped west 
from Corinth. The word "currant" is a corruption of "Corinth". That clear?

Bob Hartley


Stephen Sadler wrote:

> Those currants are dried Zante grapes, ake currant grapes, aka 
> champagne grapes. No, they don’t make Champagne from them. They’re 
> very small, good-flavored grapes. Small and dark, like black currants. 
> Maybe the marketers think they look like Champagne bubbles? So dried 
> Zante grapes are called currants, and dried currants are called – 
> dried currants.
>
> Stephen Sadler, Ph.D.
>
> USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8,
>
> Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate
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> *From:* nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org 
> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] *On Behalf Of *Deb Schneider
> *Sent:* Thursday, December 29, 2005 6:56 AM
> *To:* nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> *Subject:* Re: [NAFEX] citron
>
> Having just made a fruitcake (panforte) after a lot of research and 
> purchasing of ingredients online I discovered that what "citron" is a 
> fruit (a citrus peel), candied lemon and orange peel are appropriate 
> substitutions. I also found that dried "currants" used in recipes like 
> Hot Cross Buns are actually raisins.
>
> deb
>
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