[Northkeep] period fruit
Jack.Skinner at Thrifty.com
Thu Aug 30 14:18:13 PDT 2001
One also has to consider if the culture of a certain period region would be
favorable or adverse to consuming many fruits. Diets could be very bland
with lots of starches, grains and (if lucky) beef or another sort of
protein. The fruits you ate were usually locally cultivated stock (apples,
pears, etc) or whatever grew wild there about. Kieran
From: marc-carlson at utulsa.edu [mailto:marc-carlson at utulsa.edu]
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 4:07 PM
To: northkeep at ansteorra.org
Subject: RE: [Northkeep] period fruit
Quoting Derek Wilson <dwilson at dollarcar.com>:
> So the Answer is....
> Pineapple is yes but only late period.
Like Chocolate, only in areas where the Spanish held sway, and then perhaps
not as we think of it today (aka "sure it's Period, but is it period for
> Cherry/Orange yes if there is some form of trade with the location
> with the Asiatic's.
Assuming they don't rot on the way.
> But in all cases I would think it more rare than
> grapes/apples/currant/gooseberry/pears/date plum/figs which all are
> native to the European/Mediterranean
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