[Sca-cooks] period spice containers/storage

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Jun 22 19:59:49 PDT 2011

If you go to the website for the Victoria and Albert Museum you can  
search the collection
and discover hundreds of spice cupboards, containers, boxes, holders,  
I think you'll discover that storage might depend upon the wealth of  
the household.


Also--Take a look at the photos that have been posted from the Tudor  
at Hampton Court Palace.

Have you taken a look at  the containers Master Hroar makes?

I am sure that he or Mistress Huette can provide documentation.


On Jun 22, 2011, at 10:03 PM, Annofnite at aol.com wrote:

> I am looking for any information on how spices were stored.  I have   
> found
> a reference to (and a picture of) a spice box that seems to be a  
> wooden  box
> that locks, that has compartments inside.   snipped
> What I cannot find is if the spices were inside little pottery  
> containers
> (stopped with what? cork? wood stoppers? waxed cloth?) or directly  
> placed
> into  the compartments in the wood spice box? or if they were stored  
> in linen
> bags?  leather bags? other?

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