[Sca-cooks] Period substitute for tomatoes?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Aug 21 11:03:46 PDT 2009

What we have are the bare descriptions passed between botanists.
As far as we know, they would not have been fried like modern fried 
green tomatoes
which are either battered or floured and fried.


chawkswrth at aol.com wrote:
> Wait a minute-are you saying that Fried Green Tomatos?could be considered?Period? 
> The reason I say that, Ripe tomatos are too watery to fry up. Only the green ones have the firmness one needs to lats through the frying process. Helen
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johnna 
> "Sixteenth Century Italian and Spanish Tomato References" by Johnnae 
> llyn Lewis, Helewyse de Birkestad, and Brighid ni Chiarain.

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