[Sca-cooks] BAD sources for historical cooks

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Thu Mar 13 14:32:22 PDT 2008

> Nick Sasso wrote:
>>"Food and Drink in Medieval Poland" is
>>another worth considering.  Both are useful texts, valuable information 
>>unique in the US English language, but as actual recipe sources, seem to 
>>less than ideal.
> ---------------- End original message. ---------------------
> I was actually interested in looking at this book soon. What
> specifically do you object to?
> Dragon

Some of the recipes are extrapolations, as in the case of Wroclaw Trenchers, 
others may actually be period, but there is no attribution or source 
references for the originals and no way to determine the accuracy of the 
"reconstructed" recipes.

I have been told, but have not been able to verify, Weaver's editing and 
adapting left out quite a bit of the reference and note material that was in 
the original Polish edition.


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