[Sca-cooks] "The Medieval Kitchen"

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Nov 7 14:40:49 PST 2008

Urtatim said:

<<< I'm pretty certain it is still in print in paperback. What went out
of print was the hard cover edition. >>>

Oh. Thank you. I know I had seen or gotten some copies of this book  
as remainders, and they were hardcover. I guess I was making the  
assumption that when the hardcover version was in close-out, that the  
paperback version would also be.  But often (always?) the hardcover  
precedes the paperback, so there is no reason the paperback version  
would be stopped at the same time either.

<<< My biggest frustration with the book is that the recipes in their
original languages are in the waaaaay back of the book and they're in
a medieval-oid typeface. That is, my two biggest frustrations with
the book are... >>>

I'm not sure if you are mainly complaining because the originals were  
in a separate section or because they were done in the "medieval"  
type.  If the originals are facsimiles of the original document, then  
I don't see a way around it, but I often have real problems with   
publishers and people using a medievalesque font just to look  
medieval, since I often have to take extra time figuring out what the  
letters really are. The same goes with the important details of SCA  
event flyers and map directions.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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