[Sca-cooks] Early Period varieties of vegetables

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Wed Apr 25 22:09:20 PDT 2012

Tre said:
<<< Hmm...thanks. I may rethink the purple carrots then, and just use  
parsnips instead, as part of my research is showing that carrots and  
parsnips were almost interchangeable for a while, since they were very  
similar. I'll do further research first, though, as I keep finding  
conflicting information. (Currently I'm looking up information  
specifically on the history of carrots.) >>>

carrots-msg       (61K)  6/12/10  Medieval and period carrots. Colors.

In there is also the link to the "carrot museum" in Europe. After I  
had some email discussion with him and we discussed the subject some  
on this list, I think the proprietor/curator was going to be digging  
through the resources in the above file. :-) But he already had a lot  
of info I hadn't seen before. I don't have the link readily available,  

You didn't mention grains, but those have changed as well.
Ancent-Grains-art (24K)  5/30/01  "Looking into Ancient Grains" by  
                                      Christianna MacGrain.

Sheep have also changed since Norse and Anglo-Saxon times, but that  
may mostly be in their wool, not in their meat. But I do have some  
articles on period sheep breeds and have a few more to add.


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    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas          StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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