[Sca-cooks] How to buy _How to Milk an Almond_

Susan Lin susanrlin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 23 10:14:25 PDT 2011

I've only gotten as far as your introduction and I read this:

Most period recipes omit inessential details
such as quantities, temperatures, and times.
You take some of this and enough of that, cook
it until it is done, add a bit of something else
and serve it forth.

my reaction - "that's how my mother cooks."  My mother is old but I didn't
think she was medieval!

An exchange with my mother when I made chicken soup for the first time:
Mom - buy a chicken
Me - how much?
Mom - enough
Me - okay, how much water?
Mom - enough
Me - what else?
Mom - whatever you want
Me - How long do I cook it?
Mom - until it's done
Me - okay, thanks.

If I don't get my copy on-line I'll be stopping by Poison Pen in August.
Thank you.


On Wed, Jun 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM, David Friedman <ddfr at daviddfriedman.com>wrote:

> Our cookbook, essentially the cooking material from what will be the tenth
> edition of the _Miscellany_, is currently available as hardcopy in two
> places. You can buy it from CreateSpace, the Amazon POD subsidiary, at:
> https://www.createspace.com/**3565795<https://www.createspace.com/3565795>
> Or you can buy it directly from Amazon.com, at:
> http://www.amazon.com/Milk-**Almond-Stuff-Armor-Turnip/dp/**
> 1460924983/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&**ie=UTF8&qid=1308627670&sr=1-1<http://www.amazon.com/Milk-Almond-Stuff-Armor-Turnip/dp/1460924983/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1308627670&sr=1-1>
> Buying it from CreateSpace gives us a slightly higher royalty. But buying
> it from Amazon gives you the opportunity to review it there if you want and
> raises its rating on Amazon. So if you think you would like to put up a
> review-especially a positive one-by all means buy it directly from Amazon.
> And for those who don't get around to buying it online, I believe Poison
> Pen Press plans to have copies at Pennsic.
> List price is $9, the book is 160 8x10 pages and contains about 330
> recipes, along with some related articles. For those who like to try before
> they buy, the pdf is available free on my web page:
> http://www.daviddfriedman.com/**Medieval/Medieval.html<http://www.daviddfriedman.com/Medieval/Medieval.html>
> Incidentally, it looks as though Elizabeth and I will not be at Pennsic
> this year, although Rebecca will be coming.
> --
> David/Cariadoc
> www.daviddfriedman.com
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