[Sca-cooks] Oranges from Isabella
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Sat Mar 29 17:20:58 PDT 2008
Interesting, Cassell's shows "die Limone" and "die Zitrone" as citron or
lemon, "su:sse Limone" as lime, "saure Limone" as lemon, and "Limone,
Limelle, Limette, and Zitronelle" all being used for lime at some point.
>As for preserved/salted lemons, they are called for in a few
>SCA-period Arabic-language recipes.
Rumpolt also calls for salted lemon "gesaltzenen Limonien" in recipes.
Modernly "Limonien" means lime, and "Zitrone" means lemon. There are also
mentions of "Zitron" and "Cytronen", but there are many more mentions of
Limonien than Zitron. I think that Limonien means lemon and zitron means
citron, but it's not entirely clear.
There also seems to be a difference between sweet lemons and sour ones.
"Saur Limonien" could mean lime.
One menu has these subtleties, with an apparent visible difference between
"Limonien" and "Sour Limonien".
Cytronen von Mandeln gemacht.
Limonien von Mandeln gemacht.
Pomerantzen von Mandeln gemacht.
Saur Limonien von Mandeln gemacht.
And another menu:
Eyngemachte grüne saur Limonien.
"Pomerantzen" are Seville oranges, and are mentioned quite often too.
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