[Sca-cooks] books on graters

Johnna Holloway 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  
Sensible Cook.
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.
> Stefan

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