[Sca-cooks] Which lentils are "period"?

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Mon Jan 5 18:03:53 PST 2009

Lentils are covered in Ken Albala's award winning book Beans. A History.
They came someplace out of the fertile crescent some 10,000 years ago so 
are Old World.
Medieval recipes are few and far between but Scappi does offer recipes 
using them.


Stefan li Rous wrote:
> I hadn't realized there were that many different lentils. Like beans, 
> some of which are also on that site, there seem to be a wide variety. 
> But some beans are Old World, but most are New World. Is this true of 
> lentils? And even of just the Old World lentils, which ones were known 
> in different regions?  Were these used in medieval Europe or just 
> mostly in the Middle East?
> Stefan 

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