[Sca-cooks] 10th C. Cornish?
ddfr at daviddfriedman.com
Tue Oct 24 09:10:20 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.
Alternatively, since parts of southern Italy were, I think, still
inhabited by Muslims at that point, you could use Muslim recipes.
There are sources from both just after and a couple of centuries
before the 12th century, although little of the latter has been
>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.
I don't know who is doing it, but on past evidence clueless is more
likely. A couple of years ago the requirement was for a pumpkin
recipe, and it rapidly became clear that the person setting the
requirement didn't know pumpkins (C. Pepo) are from the New World.
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