[Sca-cooks] Galkician Independence

Suey lordhunt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 13:47:46 PST 2008

Nick wrote:
>   -----Original Message-----
>     Garcia II was called the King of Portugal when he governed Galicia
> and Portugal the two areas separating them from Leon. Saying that
> Galicia was independent is drawing a fine line being that it was
> connected to Portugal - but technically you are correct. > > > >
I suppose you are right but somehow as Portugal was connected I don't 
consider Galicia 'independent'.
> the whole original point, really, was that it was not "Spanish", but an
> independent nation and culture in the Middle Ages.  That being the time of
> discussion of a certain variety of cheese.  It really is beggin a question
> to say "Spanish", but I don't split that hair . . . . only specifying the
> varied and multiple nationalities that wandetred around in both the Iberiena
> penninsula and the Italian penninsla during the middle ages, however they
> are defined.
When writing about 'Spanish' food in the Middle Ages it is very 
difficult as it creeps into modern history or it is forgotten in Spain 
but still exists in South America. Thanks for blowing your whistle. You 
are very correct. I do find myself splitting hairs.

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