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

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Mon Oct 2 13:07:58 PDT 2006

But of course they had oranges.Both a bitter orange,
followed by at least two versions of sweet oranges prior
to 1600. (Navel oranges date from Brazil in the 19th century.)
Normans encountered oranges in the Middle East and quite probably
in Southern Italy and Sicily. Venetians had them of course.
Platina mentions them and his book was published in Venice.
I know because I sat down and did some research on oranges
and candying oranges. I ended up with 211 pages in the last
version with a bibliography that runs from pp 192-208.
So, What sorts of oranges can be found at Food Lion in October?


morses3 at aol.com wrote:
>  I'm not part of the demo in question, but my impression is that it is to show an array of foods that were *available* in the period the SCA covers, not necessarily for foods that were commonplace (It has been mentioned in another place that oranges are being included for the demo in question, I doubt that many medieval Normans or renaissance era Venetians ate the typical orange that can be bought at Food Lion in October very often).  snipped
> Geffrei

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