[Sca-cooks] Period substitute for tomatoes?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Aug 21 11:00:51 PDT 2009

They were described as golden in many cases. ;-)


Gretchen Beck wrote: Are they eaten red or green?
> toodles, margaret
> --On Friday, August 21, 2009 1:17 PM -0400 Johnna wrote:
>> 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.

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