[Sca-cooks] Cumin was Oat processing in the 16th century

Sharon Palmer ranvaig at columbus.rr.com
Tue Mar 22 08:52:30 PDT 2011

>Ryff's Lustgarten gives the names Mattkümmel, Wisenkümmel, Feldkümmel and
>Kümmel to what looks to be caraway.  Romische Kümmel (which shows up as a
>definition for Gartenköhm) is identified as cumin.  So perhaps Haberköhm
>is synonymous with Feldkümmel as growing in fields.  Rontzier spells what
>I think is thyme as 'Timian'.

At one point I found something that said 
Feldtkümmel was thyme.  I didn't note where I 
found that, and it could be wrong.  It's only 
used three times in Rumpolt, always for beef.


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