[Sca-cooks] Fruit Paste - Boxes!

Holly Stockley hollyvandenberg at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 26 11:06:26 PST 2006

I've actually used those.  Michael's has had the 4" ones on sale for real 
cheap.  But I've gotten an off flavor, and it makes me worry a little about 
hot sugar paste in contact with a non-foodsafe adhesive.  Anybody know 
anything about woodworking adhesives in these sorts of situations?


>From: "Elise Fleming" <alysk at ix.netcom.com>
>Reply-To: alysk at ix.netcom.com,Cooks within the SCA 
><sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
>To: "sca-cooks at ansteorra.org" <sca-cooks at ansteorra.org>
>Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Fruit Paste - Boxes!
>Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 12:31:48 -0500
>Greetings!  Two people mentioned the lack of "period" fruit paste boxes.
>Some of the craft stores (such as Michael's) sell thin wooden boxes that
>look very period.  They are usually round or oval and look like what I've
>known as "Amish boxes".  They come with lids and are unpainted.  From what
>I've seen in Dutch paintings of pastes in boxes, these are virtually
>identical although they may be less sturdy than the painted ones seem to
>be.  The modern ones are thin wood which is wrapped around and then the end
>is tucked into the section it's overlapping.  Sometimes a small metal
>(stud?) is used.  They aren't particularly cheap and the bigger ones become
>increasingly more expensive ($10?) but should work if you want something
>for display.
>Alys Katharine
>Elise Fleming
>alysk at ix.netcom.com
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