[Sca-cooks] review request

David Walddon david at vastrepast.com
Tue Dec 1 19:36:41 PST 2009

Now I  MUST have a copy!

On 12/1/09 5:21 PM, "Johnna Holloway" <johnnae at mac.com> wrote:

> 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
> chapter)."
> Johnnae
> 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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