[Sca-cooks] Above/Below the Salt was Greetings
edoard at medievalcookery.com
Wed Mar 19 21:34:30 PDT 2008
On Mar 19, 2008, at 9:06 PM, Antonia Calvo wrote:
> Daniel Myers wrote:
>> Wynkyn de Worde specifies larger quantities of food for those of
>> higher rank (e.g. king = one to a mess, earl = two to a mess, all
>> others = 4 to a mess), but doesn't say much about the quality (other
>> than telling the carver to give the better cuts to his lordship).
> Does that mean _more_ food, or just smaller plates with fewer people
It's hard to be sure, but it reads to me that a mess is a set size,
and the higher the rank, the fewer people you have to share the mess
La sauce ne vaut pas mieux que le poisson.
The sauce should not be better than the fish.
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