[Sca-cooks] Period substitute for tomatoes?

Antonia Calvo ladyadele at paradise.net.nz
Fri Aug 21 16:53:58 PDT 2009

Judith Epstein wrote:
> Anyone got an idea of what to substitute for tomatoes in things like 
> tabbouleh, Jerusalem salad (entirely made of cucumbers, tomatoes, and 
> onions, plus oil and spices), or the various biryanis and other Indian 
> cooking which heavily features tomatoes or tomato paste? Tomatoes make 
> up such a big part of my modern diet that I'm having trouble figuring 
> out how to do without them in my medieval life.

I think this is a backwards appproach to period cookery.  Have you tried 
looking at some of the available period resources?

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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