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