Historic spaetzle tools
Spaetzle tools and the history of the spool
Image: Knoepfle Muehle about 1920
Historians say that Spätzle were first mentioned in a document in 1725. However, this does not mean anything, because spottings, historically speaking, much more often constitute the firm foundation of the Black kitchen. This is evidenced by mediaeval paintings depicting Swabians with a spiked board. At that time, the time was hard and heavy for the population. The Swabians used to go to the poorhouse of Europe for a long time and, as is well known, even sent their children to work over the Alps in Italy in the summer.
Baden-Württemberg's historians report on black knights who are leaving Emperor Barbarossa followed into the Holy Land with his sword and spiked board. Even then, it was probably impossible without having the most important cooking utensils to move into the foreign. And even in the Russian campaign in 1821, the Wuerttemberg regiments did not want to give up their beloved Spätzle. Ergo they took with them everything that was wrong.
One historian reports that the word cookie means that when cooked, the cook holds the dough like a sparrow in his hand, before using the other hand and a small spoonful small pieces of dough (ie small sparrows = spätzle) and then pour into the boiling water. Other historians represent another theory. Thus, the word origin in the Italian word & quot; speczato & quot ;, which & quot; tilts & quot; means.