[Sca-cooks] Cooking methods for carrots
david at vastrepast.com
Thu Aug 19 07:16:49 PDT 2010
There are actually multiple "recipes" in Platina for Carrots.
Below is the analysis from the paper I gave at RSA on the first five books
of De Honesta and the ³recipes² contained within them.
The columns (which probably don¹t come through on the list) are defined
below as well.
These are just the Cariota entries. There are approximately 157 total
recipes in the first five books.
Total Sub-Total Var. Book Entry Original Latin Title
Modern Recipe Title Meat Fruit Veg. Dairy Misc. Brief
138 90 4 16 De Cariota et
Pastinaca Boiled Parsnips X
These parsnips are boiled twice. The first boiling water is thrown
away and then they are cooked a second time with lettuce and seasoned with
salt, vinegar, coriander and pepper.
139 90a X 4 16 De Cariota et
Pastinaca Fried Parsnips X
Par-boil the parsnips and then roll them in "meal" (farina) and fry them in
oil and fat.
140 90b X 4 16 De Cariota et
Pastinaca Boiled Carrots X
Carrots are cooked the same way as parsnips. See recipe 91.
141 90c X 4 16 De Cariota et
Pastinaca Fried Carrots X
Carrots are cooked the same way as Onions. See recipe 92.
142 91 4 16 De Cariota
et Pastinaca Baked Carrots with Seasonings X
Carrots are sweeter if they are cooked under "ash and coals" (cinere et
carbonibus) and then cut up and seasoned with salt, oil, vinegar, "condensed
must" (defructo) and "sweet spices" (aromata dulcia).
143 91a X 4 16 De Cariota
et Pastinaca Carrots with Sapa X
A variation on the above carrot recipe, but using "must" (sapa) instead of
"condensed must" (defructo).
Total a numerical account of the cumulative total recipes, including
all the variations.
Sub-Total a numerical account of the recipes that identifies each
Var. (Variation) Indicates whether the recipe is a variation.
Book Which book the recipe can be found in.
Entry Which entry, within each book, that the recipe can be found in.
Original Latin Title The original Latin title of each entry.
Modern Recipe Title A very short description of each recipe.
Meat Indicates if the recipe can be categorized as meat.
Fruit Indicates if the recipe can be categorized as fruit.
Veg. (vegetable) Indicates if the recipe can be categorized as a
Dairy Indicates if the recipe can be categorized as dairy. Including milk,
cheese, and eggs.
Misc. (Miscellaneous) Indicates if the recipe can be categorized as a one
of the above.
Brief Description A description of each recipe that includes any important
On 8/18/10 10:33 AM, "lilinah at earthlink.net" <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Brighid wrote:
>> Platina (15th c. Italian) has a recipe for roasted carrots called
>> "Cariota". You'll find a translation of it on the website of the
>> Carrot Museum, which is itself and interesting and useful resource.
> Interesting site. The Platina recipe is now on:
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