[Sca-cooks] Balkan Roots - horseradish?
kiridono at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 05:31:28 PDT 2008
I also wonder if it could be a parsnip or white carrot? I know that both
On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 7:17 AM, Ian Kusz <sprucebranch at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, I'll try this one....
> In a seder (passover feast), which most argue the Last Supper was, one of
> the elements is "bitter herbs," to symbolize the bitterness of Israel's
> In some parts of the world, the herb (which can be any bitter herb) is
> horseradish. Which, appropriately, induces tears.
> So, I'm guessing it's horseradish.
> I talked to a rabbi, and he said that different areas adapted the ceremony
> to whatever was available, herb-wise.
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 1:32 PM, Volker Bach <carlton_bach at yahoo.de>
> > I just got a book of frescoes and icons from medieval Serbia and
> > and there is one thing that strikes me as odd. There's a wedding at Cana
> > from the early fifteenth century, a Last Supper from 1389 and another
> > Wedding at cana from 1307. They all share the usual features - knives on
> > table, but no other cutlery visible (except one spoon in a serving bowl),
> > food in bowls, round manchet loaves, wine served in glass bottles and
> > goblets that look suspiciously liturgical. But in all three cases, there
> > also some sort of rootlying on the table. It is long and white with leafy
> > greens sprouting from the top, and one picture shows that it is cut up
> > the lower end (it shows cut-off tops lying on the table).
> > Does anyone know what's with this? I know there is a tradition of eating
> > horseradish in eastern Europe. Could this be read as evidence for the
> > I don't think I've ever seen this in art outside of the Balkans, and
> > the only root vegetables that are enjoyable at all without cooking are
> > carrots and radishes. Does anyone know?
> > (The book is all about inverted perspective, mandorlas and icon brush
> > stroke technique, it's no help at all)
> > Thanks
> > Giano
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