[Sca-cooks] Early Period varieties of vegetables

Tre trekatz at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 20:48:22 PDT 2012

Actually, I hadn't seen this yet, as I'm not familiar with the Gauntlet. I do have at least one of the books, though, and I'll see what it says. (I may also try another trip up to the Anglo Saxon Village at West Stow to see if they have more information, although their focus isn't on plant species/varieties.)

I will also try contacting some of the other groups you mentioned. Thank you.

 From: Johnna Holloway <johnnae at mac.com>
To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Early Period varieties of vegetables
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 Norway.
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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