[Sca-cooks] Old World beans

Laura C. Minnick lcm at jeffnet.org
Fri Feb 3 13:19:24 PST 2012

Given what I've seen in the capitularies and inventories, and also in 
some of the archeological finds (remnants in pottery, etc), the 
Carolinginas were eating a fair amount of beans, and beans and grains 
were a significant portion of their diet. I'm not sure why we don't see 
a whole lot of pulses in later cookbooks. It might have something to do 
with climate changes and subsequent agricultural practice.


On 2/3/2012 12:07 PM, galefridus at optimum.net wrote:
> Many you already know about, you just don't know that you know. Here are a few from memory:
> Fava beans
> Chickpeas
> Mung beans
> Cowpeas (or black-eyed peas)
> Grass peas
> Lentils
> Peas
> One of these days I'll get my wife to join this forum and hold forth on the list of beans that she found in the rabbinical literature, which she says is pretty lengthy and thoroughly lays to rest the SCA myth of " only favas and chickpeas are period!"
> -- Galefridus

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