[Sca-cooks] only one cookbook
Sandragood at aol.com
Wed Oct 11 15:17:18 PDT 2006
In a message dated 10/11/2006 4:19:29 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu writes:
As to one cookbook???
I don't recall ever having just one cookbook.
Glad to know I'm not alone. I couldn't think of just one.
But you mentioned great sources for someone starting out with early period.
Several of them are reads without recipes, but full of good information.
Apicius is another, earlier time, but from the sounds of it the new version is
worth the price.
My personal favorite first 3 historical-type books were...
An Ordinance of Pottage (I believe this is out of print)
Curye on Inglysch (aka Forme of Curye and still available)
and Two Fifteenth Century Cookery Books (I've seen this one available in
but then there was...
The Viandier of Taillevent
Medieval Arab Cookery
Daz Buch von Guter Spise (Melitta Weiss Adamson, English translation)
It's been years since I've seen the copy Cariadoc put together. I know it
included many different books (like one of the French ones above). I think
Sir Kilnelm Digbie's Closet, possibly the original Baghdad Cookery book (I
can't remember), maybe the Icelandic source. It's worth the investment even if
you can invest in the hard cover copies. I borrowed a copy from a friend many
years ago and HAD to invest in some of the hard copies. He's included some
that are becoming really hard to find.
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