[Sca-cooks] New Medieval Cookbook?
kiridono at gmail.com
Sat Sep 1 09:31:39 PDT 2007
Unfortunately, it would appear that both books are in Italian and have not
been translated into English, right?
On 9/1/07, Johnna Holloway <johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu> wrote:
> This actually isn't new. I did a post on her titles to SCA Cooks
> on August 3, 2006--
> August 3, 2006
> I came across two titles by this author today-- Anna Martellotti.
> One deals with foods related to Federico II in the 13th century.
> The other with a translation of Arab recipes by Giambonino da Cremona
> in the late 13th century.
> Thought people might find them of interest.
> _I ricettari di Federico II : dal "Meridionale" al "Liber de coquina"
> review is here--
> also here
> CULTURE: MIDDLE AGES - COOKBOOK ATTRIBUTED TO GOURMET EMPEROR FEDERICO II
> Rome, Jan. 16th - (Adnkronos) - Emperor Federico II was also a
> first-rate gourmet, a passionate connoisseur of the art of cooking. And
> to his patronage we owe the writing up, between 1230 and 1250, of the
> ''Liber de coquina''. This is what is sustained by Anna Martellotti,
> former German history professor at the University of Bari, in the essay
> ''I ricettari di Federico II'' [The recipe books of Federico II],
> published by the Olschki publishing house.
> The second is:
> Il Liber de ferculis di Giambonino da Cremona : la gastronomia araba in
> Occidente nella trattatistica dietetica
> Review is in PPC 71
> Anna Martellotti: Il Liber de ferculis di Giambonino de Cremona: Schena
> Editore, Fasano, 2002: ISBN 88-8229-272-X: 420 pp., indexes, p/b,
> L.44.000/Euro 22,72.
> "In eleventh-century Baghdad, a physician compiled a medical
> encyclopedia titled Minhäj al-Bayän. Among its thousands of entries were
> scores of recipes, soon to be excerpted and circulated on their own as a
> cookbook. These doctor-approved recipes were plagiarized by several
> later Arabic cookbooks, and there is much to be said about that.But what
> followed was more surprising. In the late thirteenth century, 82 of the
> recipes were translated into Latin by a certain Jamboninus of Cremona
> under the title Liber deferculis et condimentis, and in the following
> century the Latin was translated into German as Püch von der Chosten.
> Lately there has been an explosion of interest in the European versions,
> culminating in the present study."
> CHARLES PERRY
> More about this at
> It looks like it's 28 Euros. Plus shipping.
> Hope this helps
> Elise Fleming wrote:
> > Greetings! SCAtoday reports a new medieval cookbook and says: " The
> recipe books of Frederick II is a comparison between two period cookbooks
> The Meridionale and the Liber de coquina, both written in the 13th and 14th
> centuries." You can find the review of the material at:
> > http://www.ansamed.info/en/news/ME03.YAM17103.html
> > Alys Katharine
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