[Sca-cooks] A good source? was "period spice containers/storage"

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Jul 6 09:10:03 PDT 2011

The source is 20 plus years old and it's also a translation so
that might play into the accuracy.
The original is titled Das Paradies, der Geschmack und die Vernunft.  
It came out in 1990.

I am wondering if they confused spices with what were really spice  
confits or candied spices.
Was the sugar part left out?


On Jul 6, 2011, at 10:22 AM, Daniel Myers wrote:

> I haven't read the book, but it disturbs me a bit to see the only
> citation in a quote from a tertiary source being another tertiary
> source. Unless Schivelbusch refers to a primary source for such use  
> of a "spice
> platter", or unless you can find a primary or secondary source that
> confirms Schivelbusch's assertion, then it should be treated as
> conjecture.
> - Doc
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> From: Annofnite at aol.com
>> snipped
>> Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices,  Stimulants, and
>> Intoxicants
>> by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
>> published by  Vintage Books, A Division of Random House ISBN   
>> 0-679-74438-X

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