[Sca-cooks] Anna Selby's Food through the Ages

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon Nov 17 17:34:57 PST 2008

My back-ordered copy of Anna Selby's
Food Through the Ages. From Stuffed Dormice to Pineapple
Hedgehogs came this afternoon.[www.pen-and-sword.co.uk]

It's an odd book to say the least.
Of interest to people on this list might be the
"Acknowledgements" which thank Daniel Myers and his website
medievalcookery.com. Besides medievalcookery.com, the bibliography
mentions Thomas Gloning's website and www.davidfriedman.com's
Le Menagier.She also mentions that she got the Roman recipes
from Carnegie Mellon University's CS department

She seems to have taken the recipes off the web and not
out of actual books for the most part. It only lists 18 books in the
bibliography and doesn't include such classics as C. Anne Wilson
or any of the Prospect Press volumes.

Johnna, playing librarian

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