[Sca-cooks] Fwd: Anyone seen this book?

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Sat Sep 1 15:32:27 PDT 2007

For some reason this book is being mentioned on various lists as being new!
It's not new at all. It came out in 2005 and was mentioned on the list a 
year ago.
And yes you are going to have to be able to read Italian!

 From my original post back in August 2006

> _I ricettari di Federico II : dal "Meridionale" al "Liber de coquina"
> review is here--
> http://www.ext.upmc.fr/urfist/menestrel/cralimentation/Martellotti.pdf
> also here
> http://www.storiamedievale2.net/Rec/ricettari.htm
> 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.


Lilinah wrote:
> A friend of mine posted this to the west-cooks list and i thought 
> that there might be someone here who knows about this:
>> The recipe books of Frederick II. From 'Meridionale' to 'Liber de coquina'
>> by Anna Martellotti, Published by Leo S. Olschki Editore in the collection
>> "Library of the Archivum Romanicum"
>> Is it, as I fear, only available in Italian?
>> 8)
>> Veronica
>> (looking at more info on Italian cooking!)
> Anyone familiar with this book? Any opinions about its contents?
> Thanks for any info...

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