[Sca-cooks] Cooking for Power

David Walddon david at vastrepast.com
Tue Nov 25 13:53:19 PST 2008

Here is an excellent link to the introduction of the University of  
California Press translation of the Martino Manuscript.
It gives you the low down on Martino.



Food is life. May the plenty that graces your table truly be a VAST  

David Walddon
david at vastrepast.com

On Nov 25, 2008, at 1:45 PM, Suey wrote:

> Elaine Koogler wrote:
>> What about Maestro Martino?  He was a chef, mostly in Sicily,  
>> IIRC, to the
>> Norman ruler there.  Also Bernardo Scappi who, as I understand it,  
>> cooked
>> for several Cardinals, then reached the pinacle of his career  
>> cooking for a
>> couple of Popes?
>> Kiri
> 'Cooking for Power', why did you title your message as such?
> Please enlighten us ignorants a little. I try not to study Aragon  
> as my realm in Castile is so vast so I cannot remember Martino's  
> era but I thought it after Nola. I thought the Norman rulers went  
> out long before Martino you know like soon after Roger the Anjou  
> bring replaced by the House of Aragon. Marintino is after Ferran,  
> Alfonso the V's bastard, no???
> What does IIRC mean?
> Scappi rings a bell. Was he a Borgia cook or am I off? But you know  
> there is a great subject there. - The cooks for the Borgias!!! Ha  
> and the cooks for the Medicci!!! I seem to remember a Lorenzo in  
> Florencia. . .
> Suey
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