[Sca-cooks] Cubebs

Sydney Walker Freedman freedmas at stolaf.edu
Fri Aug 25 17:56:44 PDT 2006

Duke's powder is the spice mix and sugar before they are mixed with wine
to make hypocras.

> niccolo difrancesco commented back on August 6:
> :
>  > Powder douce, powder forte, fine spice powder, black spices, Dry
>  > BBQ rubs,
>  > hypocras, Duke's Powder, etc., in addition to some more exotic
>  > individual
>  > spices.  These are all wonders that could catch on right now in the
>  > real world food market.  Taking the historical to the masses.
> Which one is "Duke's Powder"?
> You may have already done all the research you need on the various
> spice mixtures, but just in case you might be looking for more, or
> others here might be interested, there is this file in the PLANTS,
> HERBS AND SPICES section of the Florilegium:
> spice-mixes-msg   (76K)  3/25/04    Period spice mixtures. Poudre
> Forte, Douce.
> http://www.florilegium.org/files/PLANTS/spice-mixes-msg.html
> Powder Forte has been sold by the Pepperer's Guild, but that is the
> only one that comes to mind, so I imagine there is a market both
> inside and outside of the SCA. I wonder whether you don't need
> celebrity cook status though to sell spice mixes to the general
> public.  (Notice though, I didn't say anything about having to know
> anything about cooking.)
> Stefan
> (Still waiting to hear about the whole egg into hot oil experiment,
> but I've still got lots of digests to read that came in while I was
> off at Pennsic)
> --------
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Pax Christi,

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