[Sca-cooks] Picture of a spice plate

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Fri Jul 8 11:26:40 PDT 2011

Again the post in question referred to an excerpt from that book
Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices,  Stimulants, and
Intoxicants by Wolfgang Schivelbusch

The line in question--
" They were passed around on a gold or silver tray- the spice
platter-during the meal or just after it. This platter was divided into
various compartments, each of which held a specific spice. Guests helped
themselves, adding spices as desired to the already seasoned dish, or  
used the tray as a cheese or dessert platter."


On Jul 8, 2011, at 6:37 AM, Kimetha Steele wrote:

> In one of the earlier post on this subject there was a quote or  
> statement about some type of Spice Plate being used as for Cheese  
> after the spices went around?  Are there specific styles of trays or  
> dishes that would have been used for cheese?  If so would someone  
> have information on pictures or a web-site were I could look?
> YIS, Waldetrudis von Metten

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