[Sca-cooks] *Sigh* That tomato thing - again

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius.magister at verizon.net
Mon Oct 2 12:39:41 PDT 2006

On Oct 2, 2006, at 3:25 PM, Chass Brown wrote:

> The only thing I took exception to was "Common Use" statement. I do  
> suck
> at research but as I said my wife takes up my slack for me :).

Look at it this way for a moment -- we know tomatoes are period. So  
are leek pottage, 16th-century Spaniards, and Carolingian Franks. Is  
having the Frank eating the leek pottage (remember, both are  
"period") a better, or a worse, example of a historical likelihood  
than that same Frank eating the vinegar-stewed tomatoes?

This is where concepts like "commonplace" and "typical" come into  
play, and why I dislike the term "period".


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> Troy /
> G. Tacitus Adamantius
> Sent: Monday, October 02, 2006 2:17 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] *Sigh* That tomato thing - again
> Actually, if you read what's in the Florilegium, there doesn't seem
> to be the obsession with tomatoes being green that you're positing.
> The references seem to generally state that tomatoes are green when
> unripe, then turn red or yellow. As far as I know, remembering Botany
> 101, that's how it is in the real world, too.
> I don't think there's a problem, at least not on my end. I haven't
> taken issue with your basic premise, but you seem to have some
> problem with mine. <shrug>
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