[Sca-cooks] BAD sources for historical cooks

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Thu Mar 13 16:50:47 PDT 2008

 From what I gathered as regards Food and Drink in Medieval Poland
it was again the matter that the publishers felt that in order to 
encourage sales
the book had to have modernized general recipes that would appeal to 
people that
buy cookbooks. It had to appeal to a general public and not this 
historical niche
market that we dwell in. Sales on the order of thousands and not just a 
few hundred.


Terry Decker wrote:
> Food and Drink in Medieval Poland is very useful for it's culinary history. 
> Less so for historical cooking.  It is worth reading, as is The Domostroi, 
> Meat Under the Saddle, and Food in Russian History and Culture.  Just don't 
> expect any documentable recipes.
> Bear 

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