Another terrific book worth having on the shelf is
Alison Sim's 'Food and Feast in Tudor England'. No
recipes, folks, so you can breathe a sigh of relief,
but a stunningly good overview of concepts of
nutrition and diet in the Tudor period, contrasted
with the customs of feasting in the manner of the
Manor (so to speak)!
--- Wendy Reardon <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > On
the subject of medieval food, I just got the
> book, "Buon Appetito, Your
> HOliness: The secrets of the Papal Table" by
> Mariangela Rinaldi, that has
> favorite recipes of the popes, including St. Peter,
> Alexander VI, and it
> even has Martin IV's favorite dish of pickled eels
> that he choked on and
> died from.
> Gotta love popes.
> Wendy Reardon
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ferzoco, G.P." <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2000 9:55 AM
> Subject: Re: chili peppers
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Richard Landes
> > > >...my new version of Eudora (the one with those
> chili peppers to
> > advise of
> > >"flaming" messages--Richard,why have all of your
> messages rated three
> > >chilies??)
> > i think it's becauses of the use of words like
> antichrist (when i write
> > it,
> > i get two chilis). i've often wondered why. i
> think the system was
> > built
> > for non-academic discussions and assumes that when
> you speak of
> > antichrist
> > (got my third) and the like, you mean it. i think
> you'll note that all
> > the
> > postings about and deriving from andrew gow's
> article have three chilis.
> > ------------------------------
> > Thank you for sharing this information, Richard.
> It is important to
> > note that content, considered out of context, can
> be wildly
> > misinterpreted.
> > I wonder what content, in the Middle Ages, would
> have given rise to the
> > medieval equivalent of the chilli pepper? And
> indeed: what was the
> > medieval equivalent of the chilli pepper?
> > Enquiring minds want to know; in the meantime,
> back to my preferred
> > holiday reading, the *National Enquirer*.
> > Best wishes to all list members, in the hope that
> any celebrations you
> > may have had on 25 December were pleasant (and, as
> those who watch good
> > television will appreciate, very unlike the events
> that unfolded on
> > Albert Square on the show *EastEnders*),
> > George Ferzoco
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