[Sca-cooks] Verjuice was Re: Next project, next recipe II.Ambroyno- price questions

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat Feb 20 13:36:52 PST 2010

Unripe fruit (grapes, crabapples, etc) was much more common
all over Northern Europe
than citrus fruits which grew only in the warmer areas.
Citrus was highly prized and very expensive.

Take a look at:
for more on verjuice


On Feb 20, 2010, at 4:02 PM, yaini0625 at yahoo.com wrote:

> Why do you think verjuice has been replaced by lemon juice? Lemons  
> are what time period?
> Aelina the Saami
> Verjuice literally means "green juice."  It is the sour juice of  
> unripe
> fruit, although in our context the fruit is usually grapes or  
> crabapples.
> It adds an acidic bite.  It has largely been replaced in modern  
> cooking by
> lemon juice.
> Bear
>> I have my idea of what verajuice is but I would like to hear all of  
>> your
>> take on it? Why do you think it is used so prominently in cooking?
>> Aelina the Saami

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