[Sca-cooks] Period Portable Lunch Foods

Susanne Mayer susanne.mayer5 at chello.at
Thu Feb 12 13:13:51 PST 2009

German is a beast, the older the more vague the meanings (nowa days)
Wurtzel just means root, but unfortunately it can mean almost every root 
vegetable that localy was just called a root. Sometimes Carrots, yellow 
roots/turnips (sort of yellow carrot, not as sweet, no idea what the propper 
english name is), parsnip, parsley,...name it

what do you mean by skirret?

Zucker wurtzel, indianisch (the picture you have) is sweet potato.


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> From: "Terry Decker" <t.d.decker at att.net>
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> In some German dialects, Wurzel refers to carrots, although more correctly
> it would be Gelbwurzel, IIRC.  Skirret also fills the bill.
> Bear
>>> > Some cold menu items:
>>>> Sugar root salad.
>>>Do you know what this would be?
>>> (great list, btw - has given me lots of ideas for summer picnics...)
>> This is a literal translation of "Zucker Wurtzel Salat".  At the time I
>> couldn't find anything more, but I just found a 1696 Image that equates 
>> it
>> with Sisarum Peruvianum.  Sisarum is Skirret is known in period, although
>> presumably not the Peruvian sort.  So perhaps Skirret.. perhaps not.
>> http://jcb.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/detail/JCB~1~1~5720~8450007:-lower-right--Indianische-Zucker=wu
>> Ranvaig

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