[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 08:49:45 PDT 2009

Forgot the smileys. Need more tea.

On Tue, 5 May 2009, Pixel, Goddess and Queen wrote:

> 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! Yay snacks! My mother would be 
> appalled. ;-)

> 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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