[Sca-cooks] squashes/pumpkins

Ian Rocas rocas511 at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 9 13:53:32 PST 2007

Peppers are another example.

> Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 15:30:29 -0500
> From: johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] squashes/pumpkins
> Numerous texts such as John Harvey's work on Medieval Gardens explain 
> how many new world plants took over the names
> of old world plants. The beans are one; the gourds another. The 
> Florilegium and the archives ought to have
> a number of former pumpkin/squash posts that go into all the details.
> Johnnae
> Jennifer Carlson wrote:
> > I've wondered about the pumpkin/squash/gourd/marrow thing, too.
> > In the Viennese codex "Tacunium Sanitatis," a 13th?-14th? century health manual, there is an illustration of people harvesting what the translator calls "pumpkins."  The pumpkins look like hubbard squashes.  The particular translation I have access to is called "The Four Seasons of the House of Cerruti," and I believe does not include the entire codex. Any nutritional anthropologists out there?
> > Talana
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