[Sca-cooks] books on graters
johnnae at mac.com
Sun Jul 18 19:40:46 PDT 2010
Willem Kalf (1619-1693) has a nutmeg grater in a painting called Still
life with Rechaud and Glass Decanter. It's in Peter G. Rose's The
The Dutch were interested in nutmeg and spices long before they
controlled the trade. Something drove them to the Far East.
On Jul 18, 2010, at 4:28 AM, Stefan li Rous wrote:
> Johnnae commented:
> <<< I keep thinking the graters are in a Dutch still life painting
> or two that include spices.>>>
> That also occurred to me, and it's still worth a look, especially
> for the 17th century. But the Dutch didn't take over the nutmeg
> islands and the trade until 1605.
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