[Sca-cooks] Not just Fabulous Feasts

Sue Clemenger mooncat at in-tch.com
Thu May 31 06:04:58 PDT 2007

Ooof.  She's kinda got an immigration axe to grind, too....Guess she doesn't
want facts to stand in the way of a favored idea....
--Maire, suspicious, as always, of people who fling random and inaccurate
factoids about in attempts to bolster personal opinions.....

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Friedman" <ddfr at daviddfriedman.com>
To: <alysk at ix.netcom.com>; "Cooks within the SCA"
<sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:29 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Not just Fabulous Feasts

> I noticed recently a reference to a "Madeleine Cosman" in a context
> unrelated to cooking. Lou Dobbs, who I gather is a television
> commentator hostile to immigration, asserted that there had been 7000
> cases of leprosy in the past three years, which he attributed to
> immigrants. He offered, as his source, "a medical lawyer named Dr.
> Madeleine Cosman." I did a little online checking, and it is indeed
> the same Madeleine Cosman who wrote _Fabulous Feasts_. For an article
> by  her making the claim see:
> http://www.newswithviews.com/Cosman/madeleine3.htm
> The figure is false--7000 is actually the number for the past thirty
> years, not the past three years. Apparently cooking history wasn't
> the only field where she was careless with facts.

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