[Sca-cooks] Searchable Database

Elise Fleming alysk at ix.netcom.com
Tue Apr 17 04:29:40 PDT 2012

Greetings!  Recently there was a discussion on one of the lists I'm on 
about what some food was...(butter?, cheese?, bread?)...and I can't 
remember which list, hence this post to multiple groups.  There's a 
depiction of Dutch pancakes/waffles (1560) in the Museum Boijmans with 
this odd-shaped food which, it appears, they indicate is butter since 
it's sitting on what they identify as a butter dish 
(http://alma.boijmans.nl/en/object/1006%20(OK)/).  There is an 
intriguing remnant of a period butter dish on that page, complete with a 
spike in the center of the dish which might be to keep the large chunk 
from sliding around.

However, various of you might like the searchable database that is 
available from this museum.  An explanation of what types of things can 
be searched for is on the "home" page, but you need to click for an 
English translation.  In this one painting there is a ceramic frying 
pan, an iron hanging tripod for (I assume) the frying pan to hang on 
over the fire, a chimney crook, metal jug and more.

This is a fascinating site on which to become lost!  Just found an 
improvised spit in front of home fireplace.  There's a chicken on a 
metal rod, one end of the rod on an X-shaped piece of wood and the other 
on an overturned, three-legged kettle!  No need for a fancy, permanent, 
intrusive  metal contraption!

Alys Katharine
Elise Fleming
alysk at ix.netcom.com
alyskatharine at gmail.com

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