[Sca-cooks] Period substitute for tomatoes?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Aug 21 09:54:56 PDT 2009

But events don't require that you eat medieval foods in your camp.
You can prepare what you normally prepare and just carry it along.
Any appropriate food that suits your lifestyle, diet, and restrictions
that can also be packed should work. What would you fix and take if you 
had to
be at a school or sporting event on a Sabbath night?
There are a number of books that include kosher foods for picnics.
And there are quick and easy kosher cookbooks like
Kosher, Delicious & Simple: The 60th Anniversary Kinneret Day School 
Can you adapt those sorts of recipes to your circumstances?

(Or --Are you attending Regia or VNA events where you must be authentic from
the moment you step on the event grounds? Is the Society in your area so 


Judith Epstein wrote:
> Thanks, everyone who's said don't bother finding a substitute for 
> tomatoes.
> snipped I will need something that I can prepare that takes ten 
> minutes or less, which means (1) nothing complicated, (2) nothing I 
> don't know like the back of my hand already, (3) if possible, 
> something that doesn't need to be cooked. For that, I'm going to need 
> recipes I already know well. For now, that means substituting medieval 
> ingredients in modern recipes, rather than learning new recipes (which 
> I do intend to do, but haven't done it yet -- remember how I'm 
> extremely new, having attended exactly one event as an adult?).
> So, if you could just help a sister out, rather than lecture, I'd 
> really, really be appreciative. If there is a way to get that fresh, 
> flavorful burst (without using eggplant if I don't have to -- I know 
> it's all the rage in the medieval Near East, but I don't actually like 
> it)... I'd love to know what it is.

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