[Sca-cooks] 10th C. Cornish?

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Tue Oct 24 17:26:59 PDT 2006

> 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
> translated.

That might work, although the Muslims were pushed out of Sicily in 1091. 
Since Sicily still prepares a number of dishes similar to their Arabic 
counterparts, it's obvious the cuisine didn't change overnight.

>>As a guess, whoever is running the contests is either being cute or 
>>(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.
> -- 
> David Friedman

Ah, ignorance is blithe.  I can only hope they see the error of their ways.


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