[Sca-cooks] Cookbooks for Beginners

Doc edoard at medievalcookery.com
Mon Jun 2 14:05:52 PDT 2008

Thanks for the info on this.  As I said before, I
generally don't do Italian, so it can be hard for me
to keep up with things.  I'll have to take a look at
AoC ... and maybe buy a copy. 

- Doc

--- Barbara Benson <voxeight at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I completely forgot about Italy (as usual, sorry).
> > The Neapolitan Recipe Collection: Cuoco Napoletano
> > - Doc
> If I were going for a manuscript as opposed to an
> overview this is not
> the book I would purchase. For the cost I,
> personally, do not think it
> is worth it. Instead I would get
> The Art of Cooking
> Maestro Martino
> # ISBN-10: 0520232712
> Selling on Amazon for $22.76 and available used from
> $16.50.
> While The Neapolitan was a great new source when it
> came out, now I
> would only recommend it for a completest. It is a
> copy some unknown
> number of times derived from Martino, and most of
> the recipes that are
> in the Neapolitan are in Martino. I even believe
> that in the back
> portion of AOC there are excerpts from the
> manuscripts that the
> Neapolitan was based on where the copies deviate
> substantially from
> the original.
> It is slightly confusing to me figuring out which is
> based on which so
> I might be wrong about it being the very same
> manuscript; but there
> definitely are two later copies of the manuscript
> represented in AOC -
> so you actually get 3 manuscripts for the price of
> one.
> I am working on a project that highlights the
> differences and
> similarities found when comparing the original
> Martion, the Riva del
> Guarda Manuscript, the Neapolitan Manuscript and
> then Platina.
> But I think that might be getting out of "Beginner"
> range. ;)
> --
> Serena da Riva
> (who has a mild Italian bias)


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