[Sca-cooks] Early Period varieties of vegetables
trekatz at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 25 23:12:10 PDT 2012
The way I read it was that carrots were "reported" in England in the 15th century, so I interpreted that as a timeline as when they found writings about carrots. That doesn't really contradict the idea of them being found in midden finds from much earlier.
From: Dan Schneider <schneiderdan at ymail.com>
To: Tre <trekatz at yahoo.com>; Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
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Personally, I'd be a little cautious about the carrot museum's info. On one page they say that carrots were introduced to England in, I believe, the 14th c, and on another they talk about the York midden find-9th c , I think. It's been a while since I looked at the site, but I recall tinking there were an awful lot of very definite statements with not a lot to support them.
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