[Sca-cooks] Probably OOP cucumber questions

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Tue Jul 7 05:30:12 PDT 2009

> My cucumber plants are going gang-busters - 9 cucumbers growing already,
> and they only just started flowering.
> Are there any period cucumber recipes?  I can't think of any in the
> European stuff I'm familiar with, but I focus mostly on northern European 
> 15th
> century and earlier, so that leaves out a lot of sources.  Is there 
> anything in
> later or more southern sources?

There are cucumber recipes in Apicius and at least one in Platina.

> How about modern recipes for cucumbers?  Most of what I know to do is 
> slice
> or chunk them into salads and sandwiches, and various variation on salads
> with vinegar, onions, and possibly yogurt or sour cream.
> Can regular cucumbers be made into pickles?  I know there are brands sold
> as "pickling cucumbers" but I don't know what the difference is.
> Brangwayna Morgan

To my knowledge, you can pickle just about anything if it doesn't dissolve.


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