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

Chass Brown chass at allegiance.tv
Mon Oct 2 12:48:14 PDT 2006

Vinegar stewed tomatoes? Ewwww 

Chass Brown A.K.A.
Charinthalis Del Sans of the portable chariot. 
Honorable Recruiter of the House of the Red Shark.
Rear Admiral Northern Region Ansteorran Royal Navy -      Ship the
Red  Shark.  Muddeler of Mead

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Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] *Sigh* That tomato thing - again

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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