[Sca-cooks] Pounds to ounce, Italian measurements

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Thu Feb 11 16:57:13 PST 2010

You might check Mistress Helwyse's paper in the Florilegium.
Scully-Opera-rev - 3/22/09
"Lost in Translation - a critical review of the Scully translation of  
Scappis 'Opera'" by Mistress Helewyse de Birkestad.

It looks at weights and measures.


On Feb 11, 2010, at 7:01 PM, Raphaella DiContini wrote:

> There had been some mention previously of units of measure and how  
> they might differ from our current standards. I'm looking to do  
> another run through of that recipe from Libro di cucina and want to  
> make the first test batch one 1/4 the original for twelve people.
> My question is if the ratios of the historical Italian measurements  
> are equivalent to the modern ones or do I need a adjust and if there  
> is a good list of historical Italian weight measurements. snipped

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