[Sca-cooks] Spices: a thought and a question

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat May 2 13:30:18 PDT 2009

I suspect the book to look at would be
C. M. Woolgar's The Senses in Late Medieval England.
Otherwise it would of course be possible to run "smell" though
EEBO-TCP and see what sources say.
If I weren't worn out from being at Science Olympiad State finals today,
I'd dig Woolgar out and see what he says in the chapter on smell and in 
the footnotes..


James Prescott wrote:
> Might a small, but not negligible, contributing factor towards
> the period consumption of spices have been to mask, while eating
> a meal, the smell of *humans* and their habitations?
> Has this question been discussed? 

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