[Sca-cooks] Theatre food in Elizabethan England

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Feb 26 18:00:21 PST 2010

Maybe I'll buy the book in March.
Check out what they have found.


On Feb 26, 2010, at 8:42 PM, Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps wrote:

>> Seems like we need to go to the source to determine how they did  
>> the botanical identifications.  Then perhaps deconstruct,  "CSI  
>> fashion" from the evidence, what other ingredients were in those  
>> pies.  Determining the ingredients list we can then attempt to  
>> reconstruct the pies.  I only hope that they were not working with  
>> the long preserved end products of human digestion.
> Brings to mind the old very lame paleontologist joke about the  
> graduate student who had misplaced his coprolites.  When show a box  
> containing the specimens he was asked "are these what you are  
> looking for."  He replied "Yes... my feces exactly."
> Daniel

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