[Sca-cooks] Looking for references to orange carrots

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Feb 26 22:38:27 PST 2010

I got this inquiry recently about the root-vegetables-msg file in the  

Adamantius, if you can remember what reference you were referring to,  
I think this is what John was looking for. But if folks have any more  
such references I'm sure they would be appreciated as well.

Urtatim did post "what Nasrallah has to say in the glossary section of  
"Annals of the Caliphs' Kitchens": (p. 786)" in a message on April 13,  
2008. I had yet to get that into this file and I have both updated  
this file (I'll get it online in the next week or so) and I've already  
sent a copy of that email on to John.

But if anyone has any more info, please post it here, and/or pass it  
on to John. Please remember that he isn't on this list, but his email  
is below. Also, I will try to remember to forward anything appropriate  
on this list that doesn't get cc'ed to him.

Their site, www.carrotmuseum.co.uk does appear to have a quite  
extensive carrot history and other information on carrots that folks  
here might be interested in looking at. For those actually in England,  
anybody still on this list there?, it might be worth going to it  
physically, although I didn't look to see exactly where they are  


From: Carrot Museum <curator at carrotmuseum.co.uk>
Subject: Orange carrots
Date: February 26, 2010 5:59:47 AM CST
To:  <stefan at florilegium.org>
Reply-To: curator at carrotmuseum.co.uk

Do you happen ot have a reference for this:


The first reference to the orange carrot appears in the 12th Century  
and the
carrots I've found in 16th Century paintings are orange. Orange carrots
were very likely the norm by the late Middle Ages.

Shown in the discussion about carrots. - http://www.florilegium.org/?http%3A//www.florilegium.org/files/FOOD-VEGETABLES/root-veg-msg.html

I am trying to track down early sightings of orange carrots.



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    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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