[Sca-cooks] printed cookbooks prior to 1501 -- Platina

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sun Nov 8 15:23:10 PST 2009

On Nov 8, 2009, at 6:05 PM, emilio szabo wrote:

> <<
>> In this sense (or: according to this criterion), Platinas book might
>> be called a dietetic treatise (which includes the recipes of  
>> Martino).
> All true and perfectly fair. On the other hand, since the recipe
> sections are as detailed and voluminous as a number of roughly
> contemporary sources that clearly are cookbooks, it might be said to
> be a little misleading to suggest it isn't a cookbook, probably to a
> similar extent as calling it just a cookbook.
> Adamantius >>
> I agree.
> So, we could call it a dietetic treatise which includes/ contains /  
> incorporates the detailed and voluminous cookbook of Martino.

Sounds good to me. I'm just a bit compulsive about the responsible  
transmission of information. Sometimes being right isn't all that's  
required; sometimes you have to head people off at the pass and  
prevent them from making some of the mistakes, if you can...


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,  
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's  
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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