[Sca-cooks] FW: Elizabethans using Platina and proper cookware

David Friedman ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Mon Nov 27 18:46:21 PST 2006

>>>If you want to cook it as an Elizabethan, my advice is to cook the dish
>from Epulario, an Elizabethan translation, rather than translating it
>yourself. Chances are that's what an Elizabethan would have done.
>David Tallan (SCA Thomas)<<
>The Epulario's recipes are mostly taken from Platina (who got them 
>from Martino but gives him the credit) and at least one of them is 
>translated WRONG!!!!! Take at look at the ginger cake - Platina says 
>an once of ginger and the Epularios says a pound. Otherwise they are 
>practically word for word.

I'm not sure if it's the same recipe, but in the case I remember all 
three sources had a pound of ginger in one of a series of similar 
recipes, an ounce in the others.

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