[Sca-cooks] Early Period varieties of vegetables

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Apr 25 15:53:48 PDT 2012

I presume you saw the article
"Medieval and Renaissance Cookery, Cookbooks, and Foods from  
Scandinavia" which
was published last fall in the Gauntlet.
Works that examine plants and were listed therein include:

Medieval Food Traditions in Northern Europe. Edited by Sabine Karg.  
Copenhagen: National Museum of Denmark, 2007. (National Museum Studies  
in Archaeology & History volume 12.) Botanical lists of plants gleaned  
from various sites. Hanseatic Germany, Estonia, and Northern Poland;  
medieval Finland; Sweden and the Hanse; also medieval Denmark; and  
Banham, Debby. Food and Drink in Anglo-Saxon England. Stroud,  
Gloucestershire: Tempus, 2004.
Hagen, Ann. Anglo-Saxon Food and Drink. Hockwold cum Wilton, Norfolk,  
England: Anglo-Saxon Books, 2006. Combined one volume version of: A  
Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Food: Processing and Consumption, 1992, and A  
Second handbook of Anglo-Saxon Food & Drink : Production &  
Distribution, 1995. Hagen works are classics that are widely cited.

Have you contacted or been in touch with other early period groups?
Regia Anglorum provides articles on the Viking period http://www.regia.org/listings.htm 
  as do the email lists maintained by Vikings-NA http://www.vikingsna.com/ 
  and The Vikings. http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/


On Apr 25, 2012, at 2:26 PM, Tre wrote:
> snipped I'm trying to find varieties of several vegetables that  
> would be at least close to the viking/anglo-saxon varieties.
> snipped
> Has anyone done research into this, or have any ideas as to where I  
> could find the information?

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