[Sca-cooks] Melons in England

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Jul 31 18:47:07 PDT 2008

Artworks include
Cotan's Quince, Cabbage, Melon & Cucumber (1600) Credit: San Diego 
Museum of Art                     
Aertsen click on the small painting to enlarge. I think the one is a melon.

Then also take a look at The Four Elements: Earth. A Fruit and Vegetable 
Market with the Flight into Egypt in the Background'
*1569 by Joachim Beuckelaer *Sixteen different varieties of vegetable 
and fruit have been identified.

Here's instructions for a tart of Roman melons

This is an excerpt from *Ouverture de Cuisine*
(France, 1604 - Daniel Myers, trans.)
The original source can be found at MedievalCookery.com 

To make a tart of Roman melons. Take a melon that is not at all 
overripe, & wash it well within & without, & finely chop, then take four 
ounces of good fat cheese, two ounces of sugar, a quarter ounce of 
cinnamon, & a nutmeg, & make the tart like the others, when cooked, 
sprinkle sugar thereon, & color with nutmeg.


Barbara Benson wrote:
> Excellent!! (Mr. Burns voice)
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:
>> See my article
>> "Regarding *Watermelons*" by THL Johnnae llyn Lewis.
>> It's in the Florilegium already.
>> Johnnae

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