Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
"... is believed to have originated in ancient Greece. History has the first recorded mention of cheesecake as being served to the athletes during the first Olympic Games held in 776 B.C. [...] The Romans spread cheesecake from Greece to across Europe. [...] In 1872, cream cheese was invented by American dairymen, who were trying to recreate the French cheese, Neufch
Reposted in part from the April 1st entry page: the Pepysian cheese-cake lives on as the 'Yorkshire curd tart' or 'custard', made to an almost identical recipe.
Robert May, The Accomplisht Cook, London: 1671Cheesecake recipes, press 'transcript' button, and illustration of decorations from: http://www.bl.uk/learning/langlit/booksforcooks...
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