[Sca-cooks] substitutes for: garlic, cinnamon

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sun Sep 19 19:18:15 PDT 2010

I searched this. For garlic maybe certain websites suggest
Bouquet: a pungent smell of rotting onions or sulfur. The smell  
dissipates with cooking.
Flavour: on its own, extremely unpleasant, like concentrated rotten  
garlic. When cooked, it adds an onion-like flavour.

The other plant that turns up is
Some recipes call for coriander roots, and the roots can also be used  
as a substitute for garlic.

For cinnamon, maybe use nutmeg or allspice.

medivalcookery.com lists both original recipes (search by ingredient)  
and a good selection of modernized versions.
Have you tried there?


On Sep 19, 2010, at 9:43 PM, Patricia Dunham wrote:
> 1. So, IS there any substitute for garlic, or do you just plain  
> leave it out?  thx
> 2. And, as the winter holidays slowly begin to peek over the  
> horizon, anybody out there who hasn't already heard that I also need  
> a substitute for cinnamon/cannel/cassia?

> 3. Otherwise, anybody have any ideas for substitutions (or just  
> "forget about it, leave it out") for sweet OR savory dishes, baking  
> OR other (like in medieval meat recipes, eh?)

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