[Sca-cooks] Question for Adamantius?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Dec 9 06:44:26 PST 2009

A number of the historical and anthropological books on chile peppers  
mention that numerous
  cultures around the world will assert that they have always had
hot capsicum peppers, ignoring the voyages of discovery and  
international trade.

I suspect they cannot imagine their cuisine without them, so they  
they've always had them.


On Dec 9, 2009, at 9:07 AM, edoard at medievalcookery.com wrote:

>> -------- Original Message --------
>> From: "Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius" <adamantius1 at verizon.net>
>> But I've also had extensive, rather astonishing conversations with  
>> people
>> from various parts of China, prepared to swear that maize,  
>> capsicums, potatoes,
>> etc., are all native to China and have been a part of their  
>> cuisine[s] since
>> the emergence of homo erectus.
> I've had that same conversation with a coworker from India.  It didn't
> matter what evidence I offered, he still insisted that tomatoes and
> capsicum peppers both originated in his home country.
> - Doc

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