[Sca-cooks] Apicius canteloupe dish

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Fri Jan 22 16:57:54 PST 2010

Cailte mentioned:
<<< I found the Melon with Mint from Apicius to be very
popular when I had my Roman Meal entry at the local A and
S.  Simply cubed canteloupe and honeydew with a dressing
of wine, olive oil, honey, pepper, fish sauce (you can use
salt for concerns about allergies and things) and mint or
pennyroyal.   That's the quick and dirty recipe. >>>

Sounds...interesting.  But I've not been fond of cantaloupe.

I can't remember, is cantaloupe period for Europe or is this just a  
good substitution for something else?

I don't have a copy of any of the Apicius translations. What was the  
original recipe?

What else did you have/serve for your Roman Meal entry. Did you have  
written documentation to go along with this? I'm wondering if it would  
make an interesting article for the Florilegium.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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