[Sca-cooks] Bathing, was Re: Spices in meals: a thought and a question

Pixel, Goddess and Queen pixel at hundred-acre-wood.com
Tue May 5 08:27:55 PDT 2009

I don't know where and when *you're* from, but here in England in the 
early 13th century we bathe fairly regularly! With soap! And sometimes we 
even have snacks during the bath! Also there is a reference to a portable 
or travel bathtub in, IIRC, the household accounts of Joan de Valence, 
Countess of Pembroke. So one could argue bringing a large tub and bathing 
at Pennsic...

OB food content: bathing snacks! Finger foods! Has anyone ever found 
any references to what sort of snacks are appropriate for consumption 
during the bath?

Margaret FitzWilliam

On Tue, 5 May 2009, Susan Lin wrote:

> Thank goodness for "creative anachronism" - I'm willing to forgo this depth
> of getting into personna - I much prefer events where people have just
> recently come from the 21st century (and a bath).
> -S
> On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 8:23 AM, <jenne at fiedlerfamily.net> wrote:
>>> If you can smell your neighbours' armpits at 20 feet, can you only
>>> stomach that lovely slice of venison if it is smothered in a very
>>> aromatic and spicy sauce?

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