[Sca-cooks] only one cookbook

Elaine Koogler ekoogler1 at comcast.net
Wed Oct 11 15:22:02 PDT 2006

Kathleen A Roberts wrote:
> so dear heart wants to know what i want for my birthday 
> next week...
> if you could have only one book regarding cooking withing 
> the SCA time period(s), what would it be?  is there an 
> early period book out there (circa 1000)?
> please keep cost in mind, i'm hoping for flowers at work 
> as well. 8)
> thanks
> cailte
> starting a period cookbook shelf under the scribal shelf
Seems like a number of us have October birthdays...I pass a major 
milestone on the 29th...#65!  Wow...it really doesn't seem possible.  I  
don't feel like I'm 65...at least not most of the time.  And you guys re 
a large part of what helps keep me young!

What a hard question.  There are so many, especially from the various 
parts of Europe (not to mention the Middle East and China/Japan!)  If 
English, then "Two Fifteenth Century Cookery Books".  If Mediterranean, 
then Platina.  If French, the Taillevent.  Else....I dunno!


Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm. 
As you get older, remember you have another hand: the first is to help 
yourself, the second is to help others 

                        -- Audrey Hepburn

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