[Sca-cooks] mint water

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sun Jun 3 11:18:27 PDT 2007

Devra asked:

<<< I was in a semi-local store (near my tai chi class) where in  
addition to rose and orange flower water, they had mint water.? Any  
suggestions for use? Sekanjuban? >>>

Hmmm. Interesting. That makes me come up with a number of questions.

1) Did mint grow in medieval Europe? I'm assuming it did, but wanted  
to verify. Because when I think of foods with mint, I think more of  
the Middle East than Europe.

2) If mint was used in medieval European dishes, how was it generally  
used? As decorative sprigs? Or added as the above mint water? Or  
added along with a mix of other fresh herbs?

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