[Sca-cooks] another viking cookbook

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Sat Apr 21 16:32:31 PDT 2012


And as I reported back in one of my first posts to this list in July  
2001
that first European cookery book would be contained in the volume  
titled LIBELLUS DE ARTE COQUINARIA
An Early Northern Cookery Book.

The Libellus brings together the four surviving versions, translates  
them, adds textual notes, commentary
Indices, etc.  Did I mention that it’s the work of the late
Rudolf Grewe (who provided us with the LIBRE DE SENT
SOVI in 1979) and Constance B. Hieatt who is of course
The scholar behind PLEYN DELIT, CURYE ON INGLYSCH:
& AN ORDINANCE OF POTTAGE?

Johnnae llyn Lewis

On Apr 21, 2012, at 4:07 PM, Arianwen ferch Arthur wrote:

> After actually finishing reading all the introduction, instead of  
> just skimming and looking at the recipes, each recipe has a symbol  
> indicating the earliest period where archeological evidence has been  
> found to indicate use of the ingredients. another interesting  
> tidbit: "The first European cookery book, probably written in  
> France, was translated into Danish as early as the 13th century. The  
> exotic spices mentioned in this book such as saffron, pepper and  
> nutmeg have, however, not been documented archaeologically in  
> Northern Europe at this time,"


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