[Sca-cooks] medieval/renaissance architectural construction crews & related food references

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 14 06:35:42 PDT 2012

Don't know if Leonardo wrote about food there is some Leonardo da
Vinci's cookbooks but I doubt there are authentic. But he made things
for the duke of Milano and he was a vegetarian.
I come across this cute little article about his failures in the kitchen :)



On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM, Terry Decker <t.d.decker at att.net> wrote:
>> Bear wrote:
>> Any guild might have a guild banquet, but it would have been for masters
>>> and high value journeymen of the guild and likely would serve as a forum
>>> for internal guild politics.
>> This intrigues me. Do you happen to know if we have record of what was
>> served at any of these banquets?
> I haven't encountered any of the guild banquet menus that I can remember and
> few references to them.  I suspect the recipes would be similar to what is
> found in Menagier.
>>> Consider also, that an engineer, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, would likely
>>> be a member of the household of his patron during a project, while a
>>> master
>>> craftsman and his assistants would likely be hired for the project, but
>>> not
>>> be part of the household.
>> Hmm. This too interests me. I'd be interested in looking into the patron
>> house of Da Vinci in general. I wonder if there are food references here
>> too? :)
>> Iasmin
> Da Vinci was a Florentine (a republic under Medici control) and had a
> workshop in that city (at least when he was there) that appears to have been
> seperate from any patronage.  His earliest patron was Ludovico il Moro of
> Milan and he served a number of patrons in Rome, Bologna and Venice, among
> them Cesare Borgia and Pope Leo X, before taking his final post in the court
> of Francis I of France.  I don't recall any food references in what I've
> read of his works.
> Bear
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