[Sca-cooks] review request

Ian Kusz sprucebranch at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 10:22:57 PST 2009

Ah.  Perhaps the entire work was meant for comedic value.

For truly fresh tomatoes, the Ancient Egyptians would purchase the tomatoes
from Bolivia, and transport them by jet airplane....

Anyone else have any ideas for "historical" facts to include?

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 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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