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

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Oct 2 13:26:27 PDT 2006

Did Platina mention oranges?  I remember that Martino used oranges, but when 
Platina translated Martino's recipes, he used the word "citron," (citron or 
lemon) because Latin doesn't (or didn't) have a word for orange.  As I 
remember, Milham translated Platina's usage as lemon.


> 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?
> Johnnae

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