[Sca-cooks] review request

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Tue Dec 1 17:21:12 PST 2009

I own it but truth be told, I have no idea where the copy is.
It's not very good or memorable. It's available for
as little as 8 cents for a used copy on Amazon.
I thought school kids might like it but I'm not sure they would even  
like it.

One of the reviews on Amazon notes he calls for tomato paste--
"He suggests Babylonian tomato paste? Sliced Egyptian tomatos in a  
salad? (Tomatos are a New World ingredient). Imaginary "lead" cookware  
is an added distraction! (Did you ever try heating a lead pot?)" and  
"(such as tomatoes in a Biblical lentil stew, or potatoes as the only  
suggested side dish for a roast duck recipe in the ancient Egypt  


On Dec 1, 2009, at 7:15 PM, Ian Kusz wrote:

> Is this book any good?
> The Pharaoh's Feast: From Pit-Boiled Roots to *Pickled* Herring,  
> Cooking
> Through the Ages with 100 Simple Recipes by Oswald Rivera
> -- 
> Ian of Oertha

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