[Sca-cooks] serving fresh fruit

Antonia dama.antonia at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 16:34:13 PDT 2010

  On 9/09/2010 1:53 a.m., Kate Wood wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 9:52 AM, Daniel Myers<dmyers at medievalcookery.com>  wrote:
>> Raw apples are also specifically listed in a menu in "Ouverture de
>> Cuisine" (France, 1604).
>> I'm very sure the whole "they didn't eat raw fruit" meme is one of those
>> "everyone knows" things that isn't true.  Not quite as bad as the "using
>> spice to cover the taste of spoiled meat", but still incorrect.
>> - Doc
> Probably examining a small subset of modern cookbooks wouldn't lend
> the impression that we eat much in the way of raw fruit or veg,
> either.

I agree-- and you certainly wouldn't guess that many meals included 
plain boiled or stemed vegetables, or mixed "garden" salads-- since many 
cookbooks assume that you know how to prepare those things.

Scappi has *lots* of menus that say things like 'five kinds of raw 
salads and five kinds of cooked salads' without indicating specifics.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

Habeo metrum - musicamque,
hominem meam. Expectat alium quid?
-Georgeus Gershwinus

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