[Sca-cooks] Salty carrots-from Isabella

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps dephelps at embarqmail.com
Fri Mar 28 21:16:43 PDT 2008

Speaking of polychrome veggies, I've seen white eggplants ( don't know if 
they're period), across the pond they call the purple ones aubergines, which 
is also the name for that color, somewhat like oranges I think. Not sure 
which is the original. There is also a variety of limes called Key Limes, 
they look like a lemon but they are actually a very large yellow skinned 
lime that grows in South Florida and possibly the Caribbean.
I think there are purple potatoes too that grow in the Andes. But that's 
getting pretty far afield, probably. Then we'd have to start talking about 
all the different colors of corn and beans and squash and apples, too!
Not sure if this was the kind of stuff you were looking for, but it's 
interesting anyway. Key Lime pie is one of the most sublime desserts ever 
invented, says this South Florida beach girl!
PS: do changing flavors count too? Oranges were originally sour, I believe. 
And blood oranges are just cool looking, but hard to find.

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like 
administering medicine to the dead.
Thomas Paine
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Suey" <lordhunt at gmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 9:50 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Salty carrots

>    Terry Decker clarified my queries about the origin of different
> types of carrots. Thank you very much. I did not even know the European
> carrot was white! Curious the more we learn the more we need to know.
>     Bummer about you, Terry, ditching the William of Orange story and
> carrot as the national vegetable in defiance of Philip II of Spain. I
> love fairy tales. - My older sisters refused to take me to the movies
> because I cried through Snow White and still do. My husband told my son
> not to worry if the movie is good it is guaranteed I will cry. So you
> can imagine how I picture William the Silent munching on his orange
> carrot :'( !
>    My next quest is going to be the beet. Does that have a Scottish
> tale to go with it - beet red?
>    Are there anymore critters out there I don't know about that changed
> coats?
>    How about the artichoke? Huici translates it as existing in the 13th
> C. Perry says it was still chard.
>    Ok Stefan tell us where you have it stored!
> Suey
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