[Sca-cooks] Historical Food Blog

Elise Fleming alysk at ix.netcom.com
Thu Apr 19 08:14:19 PDT 2012

Greetings!  Librarian par excellence, Johnna Holloway, posted a link to 
a blog by the British food historian Ivan Day.  She and I have attended 
courses given by Ivan and, if you have culinary interests and don't know 
about him, you should!  His blog site is at
http://foodhistorjottings.blogspot.com/ .  Most of his material is OOP 
for the SCA, but there are occasional references to period things in 
some OOP postings.

Three particularly interesting blogs are the one on Trayne Roste, which 
includes a video of Ivan making this spit-roasted, battered fruit item:

The second blog deals with syllabub, generally OOP, but he shows a 
kitchen syringe from Scappi that is of interest:

The third blog is one on salads and includes a "Grand Sallat":

If your interest extends past 1600, you will probably find yourself 
happily wandering through all the blogs and picking up bits of esoteric 
information along the way.

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

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