[Sca-cooks] 10th C. Cornish?

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Oct 23 12:57:26 PDT 2006

This failed to send properly, so let's try again.

The earliest known examples of written Cornish are from the late 9th
Century, but there isn't any cookbook or recipe collection to my knowledge.

12th Century Italy would likely be the Regimen sanitatis de Salerni.  I
don't know of anything else in the time frame.

As a guess, whoever is running the contests is either being cute or clueless
(or both).  If they know of which they speak, it is probably a single text
and possibly a single recipe.


> We have six:
> 12th Night is always revealed a couple months beforehand - we have to
> translate a recipe and cook it
> 3 are straight forward
> But the other two have me a bit mystified:
> - anything 10th C. Cornish
> - anything 12th c. Italian
> There's a nice amount of later Italian, but i'm not sure about
> recipes from the 1100s.
> And Cornish from the 900s? Help!
> -- 
> Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)

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