[Sca-cooks] UK's 10 Oldest Recipes

Terry Decker t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Sep 17 17:57:38 PDT 2007

I believe SkyTV is a Rupert Murdock enterprise, so maybe it will show up on 

If you look a little further down the article, the cinnamon sauce is based 
on a medieval quotation.  Obviously the author of the piece has no sense of 
historic change.

I also wonder about the chives.  They're of Eurasian origin and migrated to 
Greece and Italy.  I wonder if they were in England during the Neolithic.  I 
can't recall any archeological evidence for them and without it, I would 
place their entry into the British Isles no earlier than 2000 BCE with the 
Mycenean tin trade.  I need to do some checking on the data.


> And one is left wondering where they got the nutmeg and mace for the
> meat pudding...
> There's a television programme--
> The research was commissioned by UKTV Food for the start of a new
> series, The People's Cookbook.
> http://uktv.co.uk/food/homepage/sid/6017
> It will be interesting to see if BBC America picks it up and brings it
> over for broadcast here. But since it seems to be SkyTV-- maybe
> it will be purchased by someone else.
> Johnnae
> Britt wrote:
>> 8,000 years ago...
>> Cinnamon sauce...
>> Yeah.
>> - Teceangl

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