[Sca-cooks] A question pardon if it has been asked

Ron Carnegie r.carnegie at verizon.net
Fri Jan 18 12:34:38 PST 2008

  I difficulty with historical research is you need documentation to 
validate that something occured.  When we apply "logical" thought we mean by 
our logic, which does not always apply and is dangerously close to the  "if 
they had it they would have used it" arguement.

    It is nearly impossible to prove a negative.  Therefore, it is the usual 
process in history to require proof for the positive.  Lack of proof does 
not prove non existance, but proof is generally required to prove existance.

   On the subject of bread bowls, I think they are very new.  I had never 
heard of them nor seen them untill they started to show up in San Francisco 
in the 1980s.  A little while later they appeared in Los Angeles as 
well.They were a real novelty, and people who like soggy bread seemed to 
really enjoy them.  I hate soggy bread myself.

Ranald de Balinhard
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kimberly Vallance" <tibbles74 at gmail.com>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 3:20 PM
Subject: [Sca-cooks] A question pardon if it has been asked

>I have seen the discussion on bread bowls, and other topics that have
> made me think. Yeah for me that can get dangerous. But here is my 
> question.
> While I know that the more documentation that you have the better it is,
> but where does common sense come into play. For example of the bread
> bowls. Rastons where you make the bread, btw it is a great bread recipe,
> and then you take out the insides crumble it up add clarified butter put
> it back in and serve it. Would not that be an example of using bread as
> a bowl? So would it not be a logical thought that other stuff may have
> been presented this way?
> Please forgive any ignorance I may show but I am quite curious and like
> I said I think to much for my own good. I have been meaning to ask but I
> fear to offend or start a um a heated discussion.
> Anne de la Mare
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