[Sca-cooks] Merovingian/Frankish dead end
Jim and Andi
jimandandi at cox.net
Sun Jan 17 09:46:57 PST 2010
Anthimus is my primary source... The title of Anthimus' manuscript is
"On the Observance of Food". It's the intro written by Mark Grant that
includes the Fortunatus information.
From: sca-cooks-bounces+jimandandi=cox.net at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:sca-cooks-bounces+jimandandi=cox.net at lists.ansteorra.org] On
Behalf Of David Friedman
Sent: Sunday, January 17, 2010 1:07 AM
To: Cooks within the SCA
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Merovingian/Frankish dead end
>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
>with the Abbess of the Holy Cross in Poitiers in 564 in the
>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.
I assume you already know about Anthimus, which might be at least
Sca-cooks mailing list
Sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
More information about the Sca-cooks