[Sca-cooks] cranberries

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Fri Oct 9 19:28:18 PDT 2009

> So, to sum up, there are European cranberries; they're not identical to 
> North American cranberries; i haven't seen any recipes for them, but they 
> could be out there in norther European cookbooks.
> -- 
> Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
> the persona formerly known as Anahita

Or they could be known by an entirely different name.

Cranberry derives from the Middle Low German (North German from between the 
13th and 15th Centuries) "kran bere".  The berries certainly predate the 
term, so it is likely they were called something else before they became 
cranberries.  It's also possible that the name is an artifact of the herbals 
and botanical studies and that they were lumped with other berries before 
scientific differentiation.

Lots of nice information in your post.


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