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

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Sat Feb 20 19:01:53 PST 2010

There is disagreement as to whether lemons arrived in the Mediterranean
Basin in the 1st Century or the 10th, but lemons did get there by some point
in the Middle Ages.  They would have been rare outside of the Mediterranean
countries and were likely expensive even there.  Simply put, verjuice was
more readily available.

If you look in Martino, there are recipes that use verjuice, lemon juice, or
bitter orange juice interchangably

In modern times, lemons have become more readily available and cheaper than
extrracting verjuice.


> Why do you think verjuice has been replaced by lemon juice? Lemons are
> what time period?
> Aelina the Saami

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