[Sca-cooks] Period substitute for tomatoes?

Gretchen Beck grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Fri Aug 21 10:23:35 PDT 2009

Are they eaten red or green?

toodles, margaret

--On Friday, August 21, 2009 1:17 PM -0400 Johnna Holloway
<johnnae at mac.com> wrote:

> morgana.abbey at juno.com wrote:
>> OK.  The question is backwards.
>> It's not what to substitute for tomatoes.  It's when tomatoes were
>> introduced into the Old World, were *they* subbed into existing recipes
>> or were new dishes created for them?
> What we uncovered when we did 
> "Sixteenth Century Italian and Spanish Tomato References" by Johnnae llyn
> Lewis, Helewyse de Birkestad, and Brighid ni Chiarain.
> as archived and found in the Florilegium, is that tomatoes reportedly
> were fried and eaten with verjuice (vinegar), eaten "in the same way as
> the eggplant with pepper, salt and oil," and eaten with salt.
> Johnnae
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