[Sca-cooks] fruits and vinegar/verjuice
Stefan li Rous
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Aug 21 12:23:29 PDT 2009
>> 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.
Back to the original question... many kind of fruit known in period
would work. And the Mediterranean area, which I perceive to be your
main area of interest, was the veritable fruit bowl of the Western
world. Grapes, apricots, melons and citrus.>>>
grapes-msg (46K) 1/12/08 Period grapes, raisins and currants.
fruit-citrus-msg (112K) 12/21/06 Period citrus fruits. Recipes.
fruit-melons-msg (36K) 10/ 8/08 Period melons. References. Recipes.
<<< Also: a bit of "point" is also added with vinegar and with
sour grape juice. The latter is widely available in Middle Eastern
groceries; brands include Sadaf and Shemshad.>>>
verjuice-msg (130K) 3/25/09 Medieval verjuice. Modern
Vinegar-art (20K) 6/26/01 "What's so special about Vinegar?"
Mistress Christianna MacGrain.
Vinegar-NJFCC-art (18K) 10/23/01 "Vinegar: Not Just for Cleaning
by THL Mirin ben DhIarmait.
vinegar-msg (92K) 1/10/08 Vinegar in period. Making vinegar.
All of these first ones are the FOOD-FRUITS section and the former
group in the FOOD section.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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