[Sca-cooks] cranberries

Judith Epstein judith at ipstenu.org
Thu Oct 8 08:14:40 PDT 2009

I made a blithe statement that "of course, cranberries aren't period  
for the Old World" once on this very list, and was corrected.  
Apparently cranberries WERE here before being brought from the  
Americas, but they were called fenberries or marshberries instead.  
Cranberry, the word, comes from crane-berry, yet another designator  
for this beautifully flavorful little fruit.

Judith / no SCA name yet
Protege to Master Albrecht Waldfurster OP
MIddle Kingdom, Midlands, Ayreton, Tree-Girt-Sea (Chicago, IL)

On Oct 8, 2009, at 9:58 AM, Elaine Koogler wrote:

> I don't believe they were, but there were bilberries which are
> similar...though Bear can probably give you more accurate information.
> Kiri
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 10:55 AM, tudorpot at gmail.com <tudorpot at gmail.com 
> >wrote:
>> where cranberries known in period Europe?
>> Theadora

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