[Sca-cooks] Colombus Menu

K C Francis katiracook at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 30 13:42:16 PDT 2012

Thanks!  I will add it to my library.  I am looking at it as a fun and interesting read, not as a reference.  As I said in my other reply, available at Amazon (65 copies!).

> From: t.d.decker at att.net
> To: sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org
> Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:46:17 -0500
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Colombus Menu
> You have a little gem there, I'd love to have a copy. That said, keep in 
> mind that the author is using the earliest Italian recipes of which he 
> knows, not the earliest European recipes and, IIRC, he doesn't source the 
> Native American recipes. You also need to keep in mind that there is a 
> linguistic shift as the new plants become associated with the old names. I 
> don't think Miliano carefully differentiates the potential for a dish to be 
> either Old World or New World squashes.
> I haven't seen a copy for a number of years, so memory is a little vague. 
> Be critical if using the book as a culinary history reference, but enjoy the 
> book. It is well written and probably reasonably accurate.
> Bear
> >
> > I recently bought this book at a local library used book store. And I 
> > found a review at:
> > http://monthsofediblecelebrations.blogspot.com/2008/10/exploring-book-columbus-menu.html
> >
> > All comments welcome.
> >
> > Katira
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