[Sca-cooks] medicinal foods from the 12th-14th centuries
serapiom74 at yahoo.it
Wed Nov 15 15:13:05 PST 2006
<< I'm currently collecting medicinal foods from
the 12th-14th centuries. >>
The 'Summula Musandini' (Incipit summula de preparatione
ciborum et potuum infirmorum, secundum Musandinum) might be
a source to have a look at.
If I am not mistaken, it is included in volume 5 (1859) of the
'Collectio Salernitana' of De Renzi, which is online at
There is -- or will be? -- a new edition, translation and
commentary, which I have not seen yet:
There are other Salernitan and other medicinal and dietetic
texts which might be relevant as well, given that
food and drink was one of the six non-natural factors of
Apart form the fact, that we do not have to many cookbooks
from the 12th to the 14th century, the recipes dealing with
food for the sick are scarce in early cookbooks. Therefore, it
might be useful to go through the medicinal and
dietetic texts as well. They were written in Latin or in
the vernaculars of said centuries, though.
Let us know, what you find!
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