[Sca-cooks] Dinner Impossible

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 31 05:00:00 PST 2008

On Jan 31, 2008, at 7:33 AM, Elise Fleming wrote:

> One item which was... unfortunate? disconcerting? illogical? Ren  
> Faire?...
> was when the woman assistant explained that the salad ingredients  
> were left
> in large pieces because people ate the salad with their hands...  
> which was
> then followed shortly by a shot of the table being set with forks!   
> Forks??

It does sort of make you wonder how 14th-century English sallats might  
have been eaten. Everything shredded or chopped finely (Forme of Cury  
says to pluck it small with your hands) and eaten with a spoon? Or did  
you just pick it up by the pinch?


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