[Sca-cooks] Scottish cuisine (and now, blood dishes)

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Nov 28 06:28:33 PST 2008

> I do have a book on the history of Scotch whiskey. Sometime I will  get 
> around to reading it and finding out how much information is in  there 
> about the Middle Ages.  And if there are mentions of it being  drunk for 
> other than medicinal purposes.

As I recall, the last time the subject came up, I found a reference that 
placed whiskey making in Scotland just within period.  But didn't find 
anything to tell me how similar or dissimilar it was to modern Scoch 

> Why do you say wine for Scotland? You can't grow grapes there, so it 
> would have to have been imported, particularly during the later  Middle 
> Ages.  Do we have any idea how common it was to drink wine in  Scotland?

Very.  Scotland had strong ties with France for several centuries and 
imported tremendous amounts of wine.

> What is "Marks and Spencer"? Was that an English or Scottish store?
> Stefan

It's a high end London department store that has expanded into 30 countries 
and will deliver to addresses in the U.S.  Among other things, it provides 
unusual and high quality food stuffs and was well known for it's ready to 
take picnic baskets.


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