[Sca-cooks] mint questions was mint water

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Sun Jun 3 19:46:46 PDT 2007

Stefan li Rous wrote:
> 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?
Easiest way to quickly find uses of mint would be to use something like 
this  rather  handy database
of recipes at Medieval Cookery.com where one can search on mint and turn 
up 100 or so recipes
calling for it. 


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