[Sca-cooks] serving fresh fruit (in Spain)

Suey lordhunt at gmail.com
Tue Sep 7 16:25:59 PDT 2010

  Sorry, this address only gives one page of the manuscript which does 
not include the references your cite but how can you eat quince without 
stewing it? As far as peaches are concerned your reference as far as I 
can see does not say whether or not to stew them.
Yes, I can image the 'doncels' of the late Middle Ages favoring the 
fruits in their orchards. It is poetic to have the young lad in love, 
reclinging with a fresh fruit at his finger tips but their sculptors 
have their statues of them reading books like that of Sigüenza.
On the other side, interesting you cite peaches recommended before the 
meal. My daughter now says we can only eat raw fruit before breakfast 
when the stomach is empty. - She exhausts me with all her new fangled 
food theories! Or are they new?
On 9/7/10 7:00 PM, sca-cooks-request at lists.ansteorra.org wrote:
>> The only reference I have of serving fresh fruit
>> >  is from Gitlitz's Drizzle of Honey.
> Try Lobera de Avila, Luis: Vanquete de nobles Cavalleros, Augusta Vindelicorum
> [1530]
> http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb00024390-2
> E.g., in page/image 85 one reads that "membrillos ... despiertan el apetito
> sobre comer" etc.
> In the following chapter XXXV, image 86, one reads that "duraznos" are "mas apta
> fruta para antes de comer".
> Etc.

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