[Sca-cooks] period pickles and preserves

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Wed Sep 3 10:27:52 PDT 2008

tudorpot at gmail.com did speak thusly:
>I'm new to SCA, but not new to cooking. One of my fav things to do is
>preserves and pickles. Can someone point me to some period recipes
>sources for same? Also, where do I start to learn- sites, books etc
>to understand redaction?
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I am sure others with better collections of books will chime in on 
the recipes, and there is also the Florilegium which you can search. 

Redaction as used here is simply a fancy word for interpreting a 
period recipe and converting it into a modern form. We are used to 
having exact measurements and precise step by step instructions in 
our modern recipes but period recipes almost never follow such a 
form. Cooking techniques were different as well as most cooking was 
done on the hearth and different pots and utensils than we are used 
to today would have been utilized for such cooking.


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