[Sca-cooks] TI Article on Peas

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Fri Jul 20 02:17:36 PDT 2007

I wrote down on my list that I need to do an article on
Catherine de Medici and food mythology sometime in the near future.
When it will shuffle to the top of the pile and get worked on, ????
Probably late this fall. I have some other things that are owed first
with earlier deadlines.


Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise wrote:
> Hey, Johnna, why don't you write up a response to the article and send 
> it in to TI, see if they will print it? That'd be cool.
> -- Jadwiga
>> My Summer issue of TI came today, so I have now seen the article.
>> I checked the sources and what jumped out at me is the use of
>> James Trager's The Food Chronology. That's probably where she got the idea
>> that Catherine de Medici  in 1533 is responsible for introducing 
>> "smaller Italian peas
>> to France as well as the habit of eating them fresh and raw."snipped
>> Johnnae

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