[Sca-cooks] Spices, Spice Names

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sat Aug 29 15:47:43 PDT 2009

> Well, as usual, i am forgetting Doc's wonderful web resource. Thanks for 
> pointing me back to it. I will pass his link along.
> But, of course, this person wants the medieval names, too, although they 
> refused to specify what language, time period, or culture. And Doc's 
> excellent and expansive list doesn't include them :-(
> Given their attitude, i figure they are thinking only in terms of English 
> (must be an American to think English is the only language :-), although 
> these are assumptions on my part, and possibly not true in fact. I'll go 
> digging around in Curye on Inglysch/Forme of Curye, as i know the glossary 
> is excellent and start there in the search for medieval names.
> Just ain't no such animal as "a simple list of Medieval/Period spices and 
> modern names from A to Z", although Doc's list is a great modern list of 
> medieval spices.
> Thanks, again.
> -- 
> Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)

You might also give them Gernot Katzers Spice Page 
http://www.uni-graz.at/~katzer/engl/ .

If they look up a few common spices there, they might get some idea of just 
how complex their simple request is.


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