[Sca-cooks] Merovingian/Frankish dead end

Jim and Andi jimandandi at cox.net
Sat Jan 16 15:36:51 PST 2010

Saint Gregory, Bishop of Tours, mentions "dinner" twenty-two separate
times in his History of the Franks.

Not one single time does he actually describe what they were eating.

And for anyone wondering, the description of Venantius Fortunatus's meal
with the Abbess of the Holy Cross in Poitiers in 564 in the introduction
chapter of On the Observance of Food is not a paraphrase. I looked up
the bloody Poems of bloody Fortunatus, and all he gives is some loving
descriptions of a few ingredients but no descriptions of the actual

Argh. Dead end after dead end today.


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