[Sca-cooks] FW: odd documentation request
King's Taste Productions
kingstaste at comcast.net
Thu Jan 4 14:27:57 PST 2007
I have given him the name of Wynkyn de Worde's 1513 "Book of Carving", but
couldn't find it in a quick web search. I said of course they knew about
it, but what culture called it by which name, I don't know, but I'm sure
will be fun to figure out.
Can anyone else give some insight here?
Off to a distant 12th Night - be back on Sunday,
From: cathal at mindspring.com [mailto:cathal at mindspring.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 3:52 PM
To: kingstaste at comcast.net
Subject: odd documentation request
Cathal to Christianna, greetings:
I am helping a person with the design of their device. They want a
'wishbone' (the bone, not the dog) as a part of the blazon.
I was discussing the matter with some of the heralds on SCA-Heralds
and, bless their little pedantic hearts, they said, since it wasn't used as
a part of arms in period, it would probably be necessary to document that
the bone was known in period. The OED lists 'wishbone' as a term in the
1860's but states it was known as 'merrythought' in the 1600's.
Do you know of any period cooking document that makes reference
(possibly as a carving guide) to this bone? I rather doubt that the
osteo-anatomy of fowl has changed much from then to today, so if we can
document even a basic reference then the modern bone would probably be
If you could consider this or run it past the folks on the SCA-Cooks
list I would appreciate it.
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