[Sca-cooks] Images of Dining in Ireland 1581
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Tue Aug 22 08:47:39 PDT 2006
The discovery of the banana peel in a Tudor midden that is obviously not an
intrusive artifact, proves that the fruit was there in Tudor times. It does
not demonstrate where the fruit came from or that it was eaten. Prior to
the find, the earliest known bananas in England date from 1633. An
interesting aside is that the archeologist who evaluated the find has begun
research into the sale of exotic fruit in London. It will be interesting to
see what turns up.
Oh, by the way, were those medieval English people who ate bananas in
England or in the Levant?
> Or like saying that finding banana peel in middens is new "proof" that
> medieval English people ate bananas.
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